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Exhibition, Wed 12 Oct - Sat 17 Dec 2016, free entry

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

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Sidney Cooper Gallery

01227 453267

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22 St Peter's Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2BQ

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Wed 12 Oct - Sat 17 Dec Lucy Skaer - Leonora

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This October the Sidney Cooper Gallery showcases internationally renowned, contemporary visual artist Lucy Skaer’s significant installation ‘Leonora’.

In 2006, Skaer came across two works by surrealist artist and novelist Leonora Carrington at the Tate and it was the discovery of these two small drawings which led to Skaer embarking on a journey to meet their author later that year. The pieces in this installation are a response to the meeting which happened in Carrington’s home in Mexico and pulls together Skaer’s diverse practice which employs sculpture, drawing, printmaking and film into a portrait of the encounter. In 2009 Skaer was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize and has shown extensively nationally and internationally including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2010, Kunsthalle Basel, 2009, Fruitmarket Gallery, 2008 and Venice Biennale, 2007.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Accepts groups

Disabled access to the Gallery The Gallery is located between St Peter's Street, which is an historic pedestrian streetscape and Westgate Hall Road. The pedestrian access to the grade 2 listed building, built in 1868 is via three steps in St Peter's Street. Wheelchair user access is via the Westgate Hall Road entrance (opposite Westgate Hall) and is close to the Pound Lane public car park. There are infromal drop kerbs from the car park to the Gallery. Wheelchair lifts with a maximum load of 250kg have been installed withing the building to provide access to the Gallery level. Please contact Gallery staff in advance by telephone (01227 453267) or email gallery@canterbury.ac.uk to arrange access.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 Oct - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Prices

Free entry

Location

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Map reference: TR 146580  Lat: 51.28110 Long: 1.07698

The Sidney Cooper Gallery is located in the main street of Canterbury city centre, close to Westgate Towers which enclose one of the original medieval gateways into the city. It is just a few minutes walk from the cathedral and all the amenities the city has to offer.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Disabled access to the Gallery The Gallery is located between St Peter's Street, which is an historic pedestrian streetscape and Westgate Hall Road. The pedestrian access to the grade 2 listed building, built in 1868 is via three steps in St Peter's Street. Wheelchair user access is via the Westgate Hall Road entrance (opposite Westgate Hall) and is close to the Pound Lane public car park. There are infromal drop kerbs from the car park to the Gallery. Wheelchair lifts with a maximum load of 250kg have been installed withing the building to provide access to the Gallery level. Please contact Gallery staff in advance by telephone (01227 453267) or email gallery@canterbury.ac.uk to arrange access.

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