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.
OIl painting of red chimneys and factory on green background

Towers and Terraces : Tony McCorry

  • 16 May — 15 July 2015 *on now

Tony McCorry constructs painted scenes of urban British townscapes. The images are not of specific locations, they are instead built up from pieces of memory to recreate a sense of a place rather than a physical reproduction. That sense combines the memories of physical elements such as the architecture and materials, the colours of that architecture, and the forms and shapes, as well as psychological and ‘mood’ memories like the feeling from events that took place that might alter the colours or tones and therefore the mood of the image.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/tony-mccorry-towers-and-terraces

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Poster for recycling and upcycling fair with suitcase image

Nothing New Upcycling and Recycling Fair

  • 30 May 2015 10am-4pm

Nothing New is a fair with a difference selling only goods that have been recycled, upcycled or pre-loved. We have invited makers, artists, crafters, vintage and bric-a-brac sellers and other friends and supporters to come up with inventive ways to repurpose old items and give them a second life or a new function. We have added a twist and asked them to be creative with their pitches too and sell their work and goods from blanket stalls, bike basket or suitcase pitches for something between an art fair and a car boot sale only much friendlier to the environment.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/nothing-new

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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