Sidney Cooper Gallery
Sidney Cooper Gallery
St Peter's Street
The Sidney Cooper is a fantastic gallery space profiling high quality work rooted in a sense of tradition/the aesthetic. Staff and students from Canterbury Christ Church University, local and national artists exhibit throughout a varied yearly programme.
Exhibition Opening Times:
Tues - Fri 10.30am - 5.00pm
Sat 11.30am - 5.00pm
Please note: The gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Free admission to all exhibitions
DISABLED ACCESS TO THE GALLERY
The Gallery is located between St Peter’s Street, which is an historic pedestrian streetscape and Westgate Hall Road. The pedestrian access to the grade 2 listed building, built in 1868 is via three steps in St Peter’s Street.
Wheelchair user access is via the Westgate Hall Road entrance (opposite Westgate Hall) and is close to the Pound Lane public car park. There are informal drop kerbs from the car park to the Gallery. Wheelchair lifts with a maximum load of 250kg have been installed within the building to provide access to the Gallery level. Please contact Gallery staff in advance by telephone (01227 453267) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange access.
- 22 November — 21 December 2013 *on now
Chain reaction is an exhibition that explores creative and scientific processes in response to the 30th anniversary of the invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This reaction is routinely performed by a humbe box on the lab bench - the PCR machine. Scientists use it every day but rarely stop to think about it. Yet is is the unsung hero of the genetic revolution behind police forensics, disease diagnosis, paternity testing and the human genome project.
As such PCR forms an unexpected route into the heart of how scientists actually work in their laboritories. Funded by the AHRC, six artists have been invited to engage with the scientists from the University of Kent's School of Biosciences to learn what the PCR machine does, how it works and the impact it has on society. Their artworks reveal the chain reactions occuring within PCR, between science and society, between scientists and artists - and who knows where next.
- Any age