This summer Canterbury BID is delighted to have sponsored an eye catching new sculpture for the city centre.
Positioned outside The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Peeps, 2021 was designed by artist Alice Irwin and is made from painted laser cut steel. It depicts a series of multi-coloured humanoid figures ranging from 76cm to 170cm tall and forms part of a larger series of work relating to play, childhood, and our sub-conscious interaction.
The reaction from visitors has already been fantastic. Holly Buggins Eves, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge stated:
People are really curious about them, especially the young children who are particularly drawn to their bright colours and the playfulness of them. It’s brilliant to see so many passers by stopping and taking photos, and engaging with our staff to ask questions. You certainly can’t miss them and they definitely put a smile on people faces! Big thank you to Canterbury BID for sponsoring the project and helping make it possible for us to have these here for people to visit and enjoy.
Lisa Carlson, CEO of Canterbury BID states
The arrival of ‘Peeps 2021’ is a great way to show that Canterbury is looking to the future and finding new ways to welcome and engage with people. We want to encourage more visitors to the city with fresh reasons to explore. Artwork like this attracts footfall and we feel the vibrancy it brings is a great addition at a time when we need to support the recovery of our city.
Plan your visit to The Beaney HERE.