Tuesday 26 April 2016

Drawing Tuesday: Back at The Beaney

With an afternoon rheumatology appointment, I made the most of my bus ticket to Canterbury, revisiting the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge  in the morning. It's an excellent museum for sketching in , with well chosen ( and lit!) display,  good interpretation and lots of  chairs and tables , even pencils, laid out. I loved this medieval greyware pot (above) in the 'Materials and Masters' Gallery with it's thumbprints round the base and I've got these green pots in mind for my next visit!  
Instead of the Clangers, 'The Drawing Room' had a new exhibition  of artists books  titled ' Prescriptions'  with interesting, thought provoking and moving (sometimes disturbing ) interpretations  on the themes of well- being and medicine.  I recognized a few names from 'sketchbook project challenges'

 The low lighting for conservation purposes and the glass cases made photography a bit difficult  but these caught my eye.
 37.  ' Suturing' Margaret Cooter ( she blogged about it here)
 96. 'Osteoporosis'  Lizanne van Essen
 22.  'Scan Square Book ' Bini Atkinson
24.' Biological Correlations'  Heather Beardsley

 The exhibition is on until August ( the 'magic Lantern' exhibition  was also intriguing)


fabriquefantastique said...

Must pop in next time I am in Canterbury, which is more often than you would think.

Margaret Cooter said...

Seeing a few of the books up close reminds me how interesting I find the combination of "medical" and "artists book"; must go see this show. But don't they look crowded into the cases!