WHO WE ARE

Art Gallery   ¦   Creative Community Space

Located in Colchester's Cultural Quarter, The Minories has been in the hands of the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, since 1956. Gifted with a collection of artworks from the late Clarence Victor Batte-Lay, the Foundation and the collection have grown and adapted throughout the years to showcase a variety of works from local artists. We aim to continue to embrace the creativity of the town and the communities within it.

 
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WE ARE THE MINORIES

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

FACULTY OF EVERYONE

The Faculty of Everyone is an open-access and targeted-session art school, in the spirit of the East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing that evolved from Benton End in the first half of the 20th Century. 

We are facilitating community-led and participant-designed creative projects, which use art, gardening or food, so community groups, artists, gardeners, teachers, makers - indeed, everyone - please tell us:

What kind of art would you like to see and do? 
When can you be involved? 
How can we help?

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ZINE MAKING WALKS & WORKSHOPS

Join us for after-dark storytelling and art walks that explores the folklore attached to selected British birds and invites you to look at some of Colchester’s favourite landmarks from a different perspective.

Learn how to make simple (but enchanting) zines! Expect magic, mystery and a chance to engage with the Born With It exhibition on a different level!

All materials provided. (1 hr easy walking with plenty of stops and flat terrain).

Dates TBA.

Run by artist, Gemma Garwood. Pay as you feel. Suggested donation, £5.

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