Art Exchange

Art Exchange
University of Essex Wivenhoe Park




01206 873184

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Placing the artist at its core, Art Exchange is a space where art, artists and audiences can meet. Our programme of exhibitions, talks and events creates a platform for ideas to be exchanged and connections to be made.

We show international, contemporary art by established and emerging artists, historic figures who continue to inspire, and group shows relevant to current debate. Our artist-in-residence programme allows us to commission new works that respond to the world around us.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm

Admission charges

Free admission

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Here and Now, 2013

Unit 6 Displays

  • 29 March — 25 June 2014 *on now

Display 1 – Richard Wentworth - 29th March – 26th April 2014
Display 2– Patrick Coyle - 29th April – 25th May 2014
Display 3 – Arnaud Desjardin - 28th May – 25th June 2014

Each display interrogates concepts of consumerism within a town that has traditionally challenged moves to modernise. The displays replicating shop window displays will create a dislocation in the main shopping area while investigating the importance of symbolism in the town. The displays will be the first time internationally renowned contemporary art has been shown in the town, and is accompanied by a series of community projects.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Unit 6 Displays
6, Triangle Shopping Centre
Rochford Way
CO13 0AU