***COVID-19: Information***



It is with great sadness that due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to close the Minories building for the remainder of the lease term. Colchester Institute will continue to care for the building and the beautiful gardens whilst supporting the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation to identify a new tenant to take forward one of Colchester’s most loved and long standing institutions.

The College would like to thank all of our supporters including the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, the Friends of the Minories, Wilkin and Sons, Colchester Art Society and many other stakeholders who have contributed to the site over the past 12 years.

A message from Max

I know this is heart-breaking news for everyone. I have been personally contacting exhibitors and over the coming weeks in June we will be contacting all of our shop artists to confirm what we have, arrange any outstanding payments and to organise collection.

Please be assured the Minories is still here under the Victor Batte Laye Trust and we will continue to maintain and service the building and keep it safe and secure until the next person takes over.

Yours Max

‘INTERIM’ exhibition by BA (Hons) Fine Art students from University of Suffolk

Interim is a diverse exhibition by eleven final year BA (Hons) Fine Art students working toward their degree show at the University of Suffolk. The students create works in many different media, covering wide subject material and context. Interim offers an insight into local emerging artists and creative talent.

 Contributing artists: 

Kevin Eiler

Filip Gabrhelik

Emily Gillbanks

Toby Granger

Sally Jackson

Fred Lankester

Abigail Mills

Tama-Ann Porter

Gary Snelling

Chloe Taylor

Arimathea Warren

From 6th – 15th February 2020