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Living With Art: An extraordinary collection from an ordinary home

Sat 9th March 2024 to Sun 12th May 2024

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Living with Art showcases a collection acquired over 38 years by local artist and collector Christopher Millbank.

  • Living With Art: An extraordinary collection from an ordinary home
    Image: BLUE Bash by Eduardo Paolozzi © The Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2023
The exhibition includes original prints, paintings, sculptures and multiples along with other curious objects and items that have transformed Millbank’s ordinary home in Kent into an extraordinary treasure trove.

As a Fine Art Printmaking student in the 1980s, Millbank began his extensive collection with an 1821 Japanese Woodcut by Eisen. Over 38 years his collection would grow to include works by household names such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, William Scott, Victor Pasmore, Eduardo Paolozzi and many others. 

To add to the depth and diversity of the exhibition’s narrative, the interpretation has been developed collaboratively between Christopher Millbank and The Beaney as well as local school children, young people and community groups. Together these different reflections will respond to the artworks on display whilst considering what it means to live with art.

Free admission, donations encouraged.

Special Exhibitions Gallery, First Floor The Beaney

Saturday 9 March to Sunday 12 May 2024 (Closed Mondays)

Image: BLUE Bash by Eduardo Paolozzi © The Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2023

 

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