Like many places across the country, Horsham District has changed significantly since the middle of the 20th century. The newly opened Horsham Now gallery explores these changes and looks at the District’s contribution to literature, television and culture.
As well as exploring the work of the creatives who have lived here, the gallery also looks at Horsham Town Centre’s redevelopment and the Council’s unique rewilding project Wilder Horsham District and how it is creating wildlife networks across the area.
Horsham is also home to the UK’s largest video game studio Creative Assembly, who have loaned objects to Horsham Museum for inclusion in the new gallery, featuring their early games, character artworks and motion capture equipment. These items unveil the complex processes which go into bringing a video game to life, from early research to ensure the authenticity of each world, to the seamless animation of the final product on screen.
Commenting on the Horsham Now gallery Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jon Olson said:
The new Horsham Now gallery highlights the achievements of our community from the recent past through to the 21st century and is well worth a visit. Discover some of the notable people and local professions who have called Horsham District their home, from writers and artists to computer software coders.
"We are extremely grateful to Horsham-based games studio Creative Assembly for lending us artefacts which help visitors go behind the scenes of the gaming industry.
“The artefacts they’ve shared are truly unique and engaging for young and old visitors."
The Horsham Now gallery is open now and is a permanent display in Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, running until 30 September 2024.
The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm. For more details about the Museum & Art Gallery visit the website.