Kent County Council hosts ‘Art in Mind’ – an exhibition on mental health  

An exhibition highlighting the therapeutic value of art in managing mental health issues is being held at County Hall, Maidstone this month. The display, entitled ‘Art in Mind’ will see the art gallery next to the Stone Hall filled with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and papier-mâché from Monday, September 23, until October 11. Organisations taking…

Playland: Re-Imaging Communities Project

Playland: Re-imagining Communities brings together the narratives of a film commission and the memorabilia of everyday life as international artist Jivko Darakchiev and Folkestone based artist Nicholette Goff engaged with local communities to explore senses of place and identity through time. This exciting project is being supported by a KCC members grant from Hod Birkby. The…

Kent’s young artists’ work on show

A competition for young artists across the county reaches its climax with an exhibition of their work at County Hall, Maidstone, starting next Monday (24 October). The annual John Downton Awards for Young Artists commemorate the work of John Downton, the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher, who was born in Erith in 1906. This…

Masha Novikova, eight.

Children and their families awarded for artwork

Children and their families were recognised for their artworks having come together to create their own pieces after school. The collection of different arts – from fabrics, to sculptures, to paintings – were created by about 50 children who attend Archbishop Courtenay, Maidstone, Furley Park, Ashford, Eastborough, Maidstone, Willesborough, Ashford, and Newlands, Ramsgate, primary schools.…