Event details

  • Sat 23 May 2020 to Sun 19 July 2020
  • All day
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is very pleased to be exhibiting significant recent work from artist Paul Coldwell. He has been working closely with the Freud Museums in both London and Vienna to explore ideas of presence and absence supported by Arts Council England.

The exhibition runs in parallel to the Saint Thomas Becket – World Celebrity Healer show (showing at The Beaney between 16 May – 22 September). There are overlapping themes with, and links to, the Becket exhibition including the concept of exile (Becket to France in 1164 and Freud to London in 1938), objects and loss, pilgrims badges and migration.

The work shown will include a full size x-ray print of Freud’s Coat, and, in keeping with the theme of exile, three wooden travelling cabinets, one of which is a travelling case, as if an overnight bag for Freud on his journey of exile.

Paul Coldwell is an artist and Professor in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London. His work is held in numerous public collections, including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum and Arts Council of England. He has strong connections with Kent, having been brought up and attending school in Rochester, before studying at Canterbury College of Art in the early 1970’s.

Image: Temporarily Accessioned by Paul Coldwell

Location: The Front Room, The Beaney