The lead up to any new Special Exhibition opening is a lot like Christmas; it couldn’t feel further away, and then suddenly its Christmas Eve and you’re sitting cross-legged on your bedroom floor frantically wrapping presents.
Obviously we like to think we are a bit more organised than that, but from something that felt like it was still months and months away, the tapestries are now up (!) and will be open to the public from this weekend….where did the time go?
Grayson Perry’s work is officially in the building, and to be honest we couldn’t be more excited/frantically working on adrenaline.
From a non-curatorial point of view (I work in communications) the install process has been really interesting – largely because of the immediate effect the tapestries have on the blank exhibition space; there is a shift in dynamic, a change in the way people behave – a visual Smörgåsbord to feast ones eyes on.
And so, I wanted to share a little sneak peek with you before we open our doors on Saturday….we cannot wait to see you there!
Written by Annabelle Cox, Canterbury Museums & Galleries
Saturday 8 October to Sunday 4 December
Special Exhibitions Room, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury