The Garden Room and a Fissure in Spacetime

The latest blog from Daniel Tollady,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. This September marks the tenth anniversary of the first time that I had ever walked into the Beaney. It was 2006 and I had just started my BA in Interior Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts. Our first...

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Endings are Just New Beginnings

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. That’s it. My residency has come to an end, and what a journey it has been. I thought I knew the Beaney reasonably well before I started, but a number of doors have now opened that were...

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Showtime: For One Knight Only!

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. My residency is coming to an end so I thought I’d go out with not one, not two, but three installations! I have been exploring how the Beaney’s collection of artefacts make me feel and what associations...

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Not Tony Curtis: Reflections of an Unidentified Man

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. We brought him here for us to wonder, along with all the possible versions of his history and more in imagined flashbacks, glimpses in our mind’s eye, conjured realms, and a daydream or two. The Unidentified Man...

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Reflections of an Unidentified Man

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. Since my last experiment, birdsong at the miniatures, I thought I’d do another one! Reflections of an Unidentified Man explores Henry Weekes’ sculpture as a talisman of the imagination. I thought I’d place a rather fancy mirror...

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A Knight at the Museum

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. Ok, so they are actually three Barons who signed Magna Carta, but they certainly look a bit like Knights…well, two out of three. I find myself in the presence of three life size models of Stephen Langton,...

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Special Outing: Birdsong at the Miniatures

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. As the current Armchair Artist in Residence, I am exploring how the Beaney’s collection of artefacts make me feel and what associations and memories they trigger, related or unrelated. We collect memories in a similar way to...

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Post cards from the Beaney: The Living Museum

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. For my second visit I am met with sounds and sweet airs that give delight: something chicken based is on the stove and the aroma of a particularly delightful coffee sensation tries its best to tempt me...

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Have writing exercises, will exercise writers

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. It’s nearly the end of my armchair residency at The Beaney. I’ve spent the past four months dipping in and out, sometimes on official duty with orange-ribboned lanyard, more often under the radar, snatching moments between other commitments. I’ve pressed...

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