The Minories Galleries

The Minories Galleries
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A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. The Friends of the Minories and Victor Batte-Lay Trust have ensured the building be used to the benefit of the local arts community. This continues with Colchester School of Art providing contemporary art and design in one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings. As well as studios for the MA students, the site also houses a public gallery and café surrounded by a walled garden. The Minories is next door to firstsite, Colchester’s new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town’s cultural quarter.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm

Admission charges

Free Entry - Open to the Public.

Getting there

By Road:
Coming from either Colchester bus station or Colchester Town Station follow Queen St towards the Castle Park. Before you get to the castle park you will see a side entrance to the Minories which is signed. If coming from the High St please follow the road to end, we are on the right hand side just past the Castle Park.


Accessible by Public Transport : Colchester Town station

Additional info

Cafe / Shop
Accessibilty: Disabled access via the garden entrance

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Masters at The Minories - Helen Armstrong Bland

Masters at The Minories

  • 26 July — 22 August 2015 *on now

This exhibition consists of graduating students from three postgraduate courses that have been part of the Colchester School of Art since 2008: MA Art, Design and the Book; MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice and MA Sculptural Practice. The seven emerging artists transform the intimate spaces of The Minories into portals to imagined histories, migrations, organisms and fairy-tale worlds.

The theme of fragmented identities resonates throughout the galleries, showing that the fertile research environment at The Minories encourages dialogue and exchange of ideas. Many of the works presented here reflect an acute engagement with environments and surroundings as well as with personal experience. Through explorations of identity, the works respond to themes such as memory, gender, history, and ancestry, many taking the form of restaged past or contemplations of what the future might hold. These works are deeply thoughtful and striking in equal measure. Walking around the exhibition invites the viewer to join these makers in their quests to examine questions relating to representation, antecedents, family and gender. Many of these works serve to reveal the interstice between history and memory, the communicable and the incommunicable, and reality and fiction.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

http://www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/masters-minories-2015

Getting there

By Road:
Coming from either Colchester bus station or Colchester Town Station follow Queen St towards the Castle Park. Before you get to the castle park you will see a side entrance to the Minories which is signed. If coming from the High St please follow the road to end, we are on the right hand side just past the Castle Park.


Accessible by Public Transport : Colchester Town station

The Minories Galleries
74 High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UE
England

Website

E-mail

the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

Telephone

01206 712437

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