Dene Leigh

Dene Leigh is commissioned by the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge Museum in Canterbury, UK

Dene Leigh is comissioned by the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge museum in Canterbury, UK, to execute a portrait as part of a joint project with the National Gallery.


Canterbury’s Museums and Galleries proudly announced the three early career artists and portrait sitters selected to create commissions celebrating the District’s diverse population.


These commissions will be displayed at The Beaney as part of Mirror Mirror, an exhibition developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery as part of their National Skills Sharing Partnership Programme and sees the beginning of Canterbury Museums and Galleries’ long term ambition to ensure the City’s Collection represents the talent and strength of the local community. This commitment to reinterpreting the Museums’ historic Collection is soon to be explored further, through partnership work with the University of Kent, as part of the Beyond Binary project examining histories of gender play in Kent’s music hall and pantomime collections.


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December 2, 2022