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Beaney Art Wall

Free admission

Mark John Smith's 'Discover 2013' is a large-scale visual work that pays homage to collaborative discovery, learning and creative inspiration. Drawing from the public's engagment with #discoverpoem, composed by Dan Simpson, the work aims to ignite curiosity and intrigue. Mark describes the work as "a montage of all that escapes the gaze of the everyday and an investigation into the emergence of subtle narrative and new meaning through the process of 'reading'." The Beaney Art Wall is funded by Creative Canterbury and Kent County Council. Find out more


Investigating Portraits Family Trail

People and Places Gallery
£1 per trail sheet

Take part in a fun, self-guided family trail investigating portraits in the People and Places gallery led by the Little Girl at the Door (a favourite character in one of the paintings). Includes a chance to create your own fun portrait! Created in partnership with South Canterbury Decorative and Fine Art Society. Artwork by Charlotte Firmin. Suitable for children age 5 to 12.


Voyage of discovery treasure map challenge

Explorers and Collectors gallery
Free trail

Pick up a treasure map in the Beaney Explorers and Collectors Gallery to voyage around the world and discover hidden treasure!


Tactile painting of the Virgin and Child by Bernaert van Orley

Materials and Masters gallery
Free activity

Touch the newly installed tactile painting of the Virgin and Child resting on an Imaginary Landscape by Bernaert van Orley. With large print and braille interpreatation for blind and partially sighted visitors. The taxtile painting is on a plinth next to the original painting in the Material and Masters gallery. Developed in partnership with the RHIB by tactile artist Loz Simpson. Find out more


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