I’ve been selected to be the Artist for ‘The Front Room Armchair Residency’ at the ‘The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge’ in Canterbury. Here’s how The Beaney describes the residency: “The Front Room Armchair residency was set up to create an opportunity for creative practioners to spend time exploring this fantastic newly refurbished building, being inspired by the collections, the people, the place and the stories.” The idea is that I visit the museum at various times between September and December and write a series of blogs about my experience there. I’m a bit nervous about having to write the blog but I hope the experience will be inspiring. The blogs will be published on The Beaney’s website at: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/explore/The-Front-Room.aspx
I’ve been to the museum a few times already and spent time there drawing. It’s too early in the process to have much to show or say about it now but on Saturday 7th September I’ll be in the ‘Front Room’ of the museum with a lot of sketchbooks for people to look through.
It’s The Beaney’s first birthday on Saturday and so there are various things going on there on that day. I’ll be there between eleven o’clock in the morning and two o’clock in the afternoon.