Art at the Farm Beaney Exhibition - Grand Opening!

Published: 16 September 2015

Art at the Farm Beaney Exhibition - Grand Opening!

COT Charity Art at the Farm Beaney Centre Exhibition Opening Event – Saturday 19th September

Art at the Farm, part of the COT Lifeskills Project, is thrilled to be exhibiting at the Beaney Centre Front Room from Saturday 19th September until Sunday 4th October – opening with a special event on 19th September at 11am. During this event, our Artists and Tutors will be in attendance to talk you through their work. 

Art at the Farm is an inspirational arts and crafts project operated as part of Canterbury Oast Trust, a local charitable organisation that supports adults with learning disabilities, and provides them life skills experiences and opportunities. We do this by using art as both a therapeutic and stimulating activity for individuals with profound disabilities, and also by providing training and tutoring in all areas of arts and crafts. We also offer City and Guilds training.

The Beaney Front Room is a collaborative temporary exhibitions space providing the opportunity for community generated exhibitions and activities to be displayed and celebrated. The Front Room is linked to excellent facilities and fantastic collections. It provides a space for us to work in partnership with community groups, creatives and cultural organisations to develop cutting edge, innovative work. We think that it is important for local people to have a voice and a viewpoint. The Front Room is an exciting and democratic space full of things to see and do.

This exhibition has been developed by our service user artists and our specialist tutors to highlight and demonstrate the hugely diverse creative process that happens in or studios.

Art at the Farm Manager, Alan Davies says: “We hope that you will be able to see and feel how we develop our ideas from both therapeutic activities and structured sessions, into beautiful and unique pieces of artwork using many processes and formats. During this process, skills are developed, independence and confidence promoted and life skills learnt. All our work is made and developed with fun and friendship!”

As a by-product of this incredible, unique and inspirational process, we create work that we retail; the sale of this work adds real meaning and satisfaction to the activity for our artists, supports our wonderful charity, and turns our life skill into a social enterprise too!

For more information about the Canterbury Oast Trust, please call our Fundraising team on 01233 861 493.