Drawn from Life: People on Paper

Drawn from Life: People on Paper brings together work by some of the biggest names in 20th and 21st century British art including David Hockney, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lucien Freud, Antony Gormley and L.S. Lowry. Part of a national tour to celebrate the Arts Council’s 70th Anniversary, the exhibition...

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DRAWN TO LIGHT: THE HIDDEN CATHEDRAL

‘Drawn to Light’ brings together an inspiring series of work by stained-glass artist, Grace Ayson. These atmospheric drawings explore Canterbury Cathedral’s hidden spaces.

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Henry’s Demons: a dangerous road to recovery

Henry Cockburn, a highly praised East Kent artist who spent 8 years in mental hospitals after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002, paints original visionary pictures of fiery dragons, imagined cities and dreamlike scenes.

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Every Picture Tells A Story: Canterbury Art Studio

Creativity is innate, to be human is to be an artist. This exhibition was generated in three groups challenging stigma around mental ill health. Participants discovered and explored their creative identity, finding purpose and direction, focusing upon wellbeing and the healing nature of art.

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KENT PRINTMAKERS: A SELLING SHOW

Come to the Beaney - the perfect place to purchase prints! Printmakers living or working in Kent are invited to submit work for this selling exhibition via our website. The show will also include a print by Hugh Ribbans specially commissioned for the Beaney Birthday in September.

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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU: A SELLING PORTRAIT SHOW

Kent-based artists and photographers show and sell work around the theme of portraiture, in its widest interpretations, in a selling exhibition in the Front Room Gallery in parallel with the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition touring from the National Portrait Gallery.

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OH YES IT IS!

Laugh, boo and hiss at this hands-on exhibition featuring posters, costume designs and memorabilia from the David Drummond collection, recently acquired by the University of Kent.

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