The Minories Galleries

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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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.

Karen Densham : Form and Dysfunction

  • 14 March — 9 May 2015 *on now

Karen Densham approaches the making of art with a broad brush. Her choices of materials and techniques include ceramics, video, drawing, and photography. Much of her work challenges our assumptions and presumptions about the world around us, turning expectations around in a way that can surprise or shock, and encourages us to re-examine our value systems and judgements.

The world of works that Karen has created sullies the niceties of the more comfortable and cosy side of life, reminding us that there is a sinister and darker side out there, waiting in the wings. She often takes common cultural elements (chiefly ceramic figurines) and adapts them in subtle ways to alter their character and meaning. These slight adjustments can draw out uncommon relationships and connections within the common-place. Some of the transformations can have a sinister or anarchic edge to them.

As an adjunct to Karen’s exhibition, we are delighted to be able to present a selection of artworks from the Jugg Art Foundation in Suffolk, who have agreed to loan works from their collection including pieces by Roger Ackling, Conrad Atkinson, Terry Bond, Karen Densham, Annabel Dover, Eduardo Paolozzi, Alex Pearl, Grayson Perry, Kitty Reford, Bob & Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger and Richard Wentworth. The Minories Galleries and Colchester Institute would like to thank the Foundation for their generosity and support.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/karen-densham-form-and-dysfunction

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

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