Katherine Herbert

Photochemical, Photoelectric

The latest blog from Katherine Herbert,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. In my last blog I talked about my experiences of handling the objects at The Beaney. Seeing and feeling the marks made by the creator has got me thinking about production, reproduction and imitation....

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Production, Reproduction and Imperfection

Production, Reproduction and Imperfection

The second of a series of blogs from our new Artist in Residence – Kathleen Herbert. Having spent the first few weeks as Artist In Residence just sitting and looking in the different rooms, I decided to use the museums facility, which enables members of the public to handle objects...

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Ways of seeing 1

Ways of seeing

The first of a series of blogs from our new Artist in Residence – Kathleen Herbert. It is a wonderful start to the New Year exploring The Beaney’s collections as The Armchair Artist in Residence.  In what seems like the blink of an eye the first few weeks have now...

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Opening of Picturing Faith at The Beaney

Picturing Faith Exhibition Opening

Last Friday we celebrated the opening of Picturing Faith: An exhibition of the Methodist Modern Art Collection at The Beaney. The exhibition was officially opened by Lord Griffiths of Burry Port and guests were able to enjoy live music performed by Kent College students before viewing the new exhibition. A...

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Canterbury Library

Pawsing for thought

With the festive season over and people’s thoughts turning to resolutions and all things new, spare a thought for our four legged companions who may also have put on a few pounds. Even so, despite this we are a nation of animal lovers, with many of us owning a pet,...

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A Synthesis of Forces

When, in 1915, Kazimir Malevich unveiled his latest painting, the Black Square (above), a new way of art-thinking was revealed. Art was to no longer be based on impressions of reality but instead become something more sublime. “The new artist expresses not an illusion, but a new reality… modulations of...

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Event, Line, Alignment

Event, Line, Alignment

Having completed my second live drawing performance on Friday 16th December, I find myself thinking again about temporality and the sense of becoming – two notions that I’ve referenced in my previous blog posts and throughout my ongoing practice. At the end of my first live drawing event back in...

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A New Christmas: Return to the classics

A New Christmas: Return to the classics

A lot of people begin to feel the pressure at this time of year, for a whole variety of reasons. Sometimes we just need a little time to ourselves, to just shut the door and just take comfort in the pages of a well-loved classic. There are few that compare...

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Two Systems and an Evolving Language

The latest blog from Daniel Tollady,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. I have become increasingly infatuated with the biofacts and geofacts that are on display in both the Masters and Materials room and the Colour and Camouflage room (biofacts being biological objects, and geofacts being geological objects). As I...

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Sensing Culture

The Beaney is part of an HLF-funded RNIB project Sensing Culture (also happening in Oxford, Portsmouth and Brighton), to improve the museum and gallery experience for visually impaired visitors. In 2016 The Beaney ran textile and mixed-media artist-led workshops with blind and partially sighted people creating work inspired by the...

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