Exhibition tells the Ladybird artists’ stories

A special exhibition uncovering the story of the artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years opened at The Beaney in Canterbury on Saturday 9 June. Ladybird books have been a familiar fixture on children’s bookshelves since the 1950s but few people are aware that they actually date...

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Dreams lead to prizes at the Beaney

Visitors to the latest exhibition at the Beaney in Canterbury – The BFG in Pictures – have been sharing their dreams in a special art competition. And at an event last Tuesday 8th May, the winners were announced, along with the unveiling of professional illustrations of their dreams created by local artist...

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Timeframes

The fifth in a series of blogs by Beaney Armchair Artist in residence, Kathleen Herbert. Whilst waiting for an elusive sunny day to start experimenting with the cyanotype process, I continued my research into Anna Atkins. What I have discovered and something that appears to be common with many female...

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Cyanotypes

The fourth in a series of blogs by Beaney Armchair Artist in residence – Kathleen Herbert. In the last few weeks I have been thinking about the photo chemical process in my film making and have started to research one of the earliest forms of these processes; cyanotypes. The name...

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Re-thinking religious art

Canterbury Museums & Galleries volunteer, Catherine Digman takes a closer look at The Beaney’s latest exhibition ‘Picturing Faith’ Over the past forty years, the Methodist Church has build up an amazing collection of modern art, supporting artists to create genuinely ground breaking pieces of modern art which experiment with form...

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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

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

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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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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