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

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 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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Conversations with Fluorite

The latest blog from Daniel Tollady,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.   To coincide with Grayson Perry’s exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences, the Beaney launched their Cabinet of Small Differences as a companion piece that questions the role of objects and consumerism in today’s society. The cabinet showcases...

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Documentation and the Sense of Becoming

The latest blog from Daniel Tollady,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. As part of my residency, Friday 14th October saw me hold my first live drawing event in the Beaney’s Learning Lab. By projecting footage of the Beaney onto the wall and drawing on top of that, I was...

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