Exhibition documents lockdown life in Canterbury

Museum of You

A special exhibition celebrating the creativity, stories and experiences of the community during lockdown is open now at the Beaney.

A special exhibition celebrating the creativity, stories and experiences of the community during lockdown is open now at the Beaney.

Every fortnight during the countrywide lockdown, the Beaney released a new theme to inspire its audiences with ideas of art they could create.

These themes were based on six ways to wellbeing: Be kind (in partnership with People United), Be connected, Be mindful, Be active, Be green and Be inspired.

The responses varied in mediums – from paintings, drawings and photographs, to textile, prints and more. The collective result is an inspiring snapshot into the lives of ordinary people during an extraordinary period in history.

'Museum of You' runs until Sunday 18 October in the Special Exhibitions Gallery (closed on Mondays). Admission is free with donations encouraged.

More details are available on the Beaney website.

Published: 30th September 2020