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Exhibition, Sat 14 Jan - Sun 23 Apr 2017, free entry


The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

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The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

01227 862162


18 High Street,

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Picturing Faith: An exhibition of the Methodist Modern Art Collection.

A rare opportunity to view a world class collection of modern art including works by Graham Sutherland and Elisabeth Frink.

One of the UKs most significant collections of modern Christian Art is to go on display at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury. The Methodist Modern Art Collection is a unique gathering of art which has toured the UK and abroad since its inception over forty years ago. Over 40 works will be on display at The Beaney, including work by acclaimed artists Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink, Edward Burra and Patrick Heron.

All works depict Biblical stories and images and a fascinating variety of painting techniques are on display: oil, acrylic, watercolours, natural pigments and ink, aquatint, gouache and Ripolin enamel. In addition, a few works in linocut, pencil and engraved woodblock bring contrasting textures to the eye.

Delivered in partnership with and sponsored by Kent College, the exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to view one of the most significant collections of contemporary religious art in Europe in its entirety.

The special exhibition will be accompanied by a series of associated events, including a range of lectures and a learning programme.

Exhibition kindly sponsored by: Kent College Canterbury | The Methodist Church

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Jan - Sun 23 Apr 2017
Located in the Special Exhibitions Room.


Free entry

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Map reference: TR 148578  Lat: 51.27968 Long: 1.07946

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • The Best Lane entrance is step free (lift), it is well lit and has an automatic door.

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