Sculptural Revelations [A Visual Blog]

Working with physical and digital sculpture, Sumita Chauhan – sculptor and doctoral researcher at the University of Kent – explorers the creative process of making sculpture with people with dementia in The Front Rooms gallery’s latest exhibition, Sculptural Revelations. Part of the research study was conducted over a period of six months at The...

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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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I Felt like I was in the Sky

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. It’s a couple of days after my experiment playing birdsong at the miniatures collection. All the birds have flown now but the session proved very successful. Visitors shared their personal responses to the miniatures, and to my...

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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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Saying Goodbye to our Marketing Volunteer

This week we said goodbye to one of our Marketing volunteers, Patrizia Berchi, who is heading back home to Italy to begin what we are sure will be a very exciting career in Marketing (she can also speak five, yes FIVE languages!). Before we let her go, we asked her...

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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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