Bryan Hawkins exhibition - artwork of two 'ghosts' from The Ghosts of Other Things
The Ghosts of Other Things by Bryan Hawkins
Published: Monday, 17th October 2022

An archaeological dig at Rochester Airport has inspired the latest exhibition at Rochester Art Gallery.

The Ghosts of Other Things by Bryan Hawkins, the Canterbury Archaeological Trust’s artist in residence, will be on display at the gallery, inside the Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street. 

The exhibition features a fascinating range of paintings, drawings and sculpture, alongside archaeological finds and archive material. This includes photographs, antique prints, postcards and maps which reveal stories, myths and some of the ‘ghosts’ that haunt Rochester. 

Residents are encouraged to visit the unique exhibition, on display from Friday, 28 October until Saturday, 14 January 2023.

Attendees inspired by the exhibit can take part in workshops centred around the art, including a Colouring the Past drawing workshop and an artist talk. The free sessions are suitable for all ages and booking is not required.

An exclusive free poster, designed by Bryan himself, will also be available for residents who visit the exhibition. Visitors will be able to take a piece of the art home with the poster, designed to look like real archaeological notes with details about the themes of the show hidden on the back.

See Medway's history in a new way

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services said: “Rochester Art Gallery is always home to excellent exhibitions and I’m glad residents have the opportunity to visit The Ghosts of Other Things to learn and see Medway’s history in a new way. Visitors also have the chance to take part in unique related workshops to find out how the fascinating exhibition came together and test their own art skills. I would encourage residents to find out more about the exhibition and family-friendly workshops, suitable for all ages as part of our aspiration to become a child friendly city.”

Find out more about the exhibition and workshops.

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