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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WELCOME TO
WE ARE THE MINORIES

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

at 4-5 Trinity Square, CO1 1JR       Open to the Public Mondays to Thursdays 12 - 4pm Free Entry

THE ART OF PROTEST: PLACARDS & PENS

Curated by trustee, Sophie Kabangu, The Art of Protest brings together over a hundred of the placards created for the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Colchester last year, alongside photographs and commentaries from those involved on the day. As part of Black History Month, showing at our Trinity Square space from October 4th to 22nd.

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PLACARD MAKING WORKSHOP

A placard making workshop for adults, alongside The Art Of Protect - using stencils, paint and pens to make your voice heard!


Saturday, October 23rd, from 2:30 to 4:30pm. All materials provided. Pay as you feel.


Run by artist Heidi Sharp, at our pop up gallery in Trinity Square.

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ART AT HOME - EXHIBITION OF CARE HOME RESIDENTS' ART

A project in collaboration with the FaNs Network, a local charity that works with care home residents, their carers and families, Art at Home is the first of its kind - an innovative and eclectic exhibition showcasing the talent of residents from over 20 local care homes.


Private viewing on Friday, October 29. Open to the public October 30 - November 2. 

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LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS

Running in September, October and November as 4-week long series of sessions on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm - join artist Sarah Hill for life drawing sessions with male and female life models of all ages, sizes and shapes. Basic materials provided. £40 for 4 sessions. At our pop up gallery in Trinity Square.

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BORN WITH IT - EXHIBITION OF WORK BY NEURODIVERGENT ARTISTS

Born With It is an exhibition and series of workshops, by neurodivergent artists Tristan Howe, David Downes, Mahlia Amatina, Gemma Garwood, Tilly Hawkins and Rebecca Buckle

Open November 6 - 26. Private Viewing Nov 12.

Workshop dates to follow.

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The Online Collection

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Have a look at our social media Instagram account where our artists have been reimagining the Art Collection held by the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation

 

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