COVID-19: Information

Hello Everyone

We are really sorry but due to the spread of the Coronavirus, as a precaution to protect our visitors and artists in line with all other galleries, museums and theatres, we have decided to close our Gallery to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020 until at least the 19th of April.

Work will continue behind the scenes until we can re-open. We will be reviewing the situation in early April

The Wilkin Tearoom will stay open, via the Garden Gate from Thursday 19th March to Sat 21st March as normal, and will be offering a takeaway service and selling gifts next week between Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th March. Please note there will be no access to the gallery, shop or office at all, this is just the Tearoom.

What’s On

The Minories Galleries hosts exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design in a distinctive Georgian listed building. There are events such as the annual Christmas market, whilst the beautiful walled garden also plays host to events, weddings and special occasions such as the Graduation ceremonies of University Centre Colchester.

OPEN CALL – Seeking submissions for the Unfamiliars March edition zine including event & launch at The Minories on 28th March – themed “ON HOME”.

Submissions welcome in any creative medium (film, magic, comedy, dance, fine art, photography, illustration, music, theatre, writing, poetry, spoken word, live art, digital practice, sculpture, workshop, mini lecture)!

What is Home? What does it mean to you? What does it mean for us right now in this moment? Is it something to seek? Something we may have left behind? What does it take to feel ‘at home’? What is the ‘ideal home’ and what does it mean today? Let’s explore the myriad and plenty possibilities and interpretations of this thing called HOME. A phenomenon that humanity has been trying to construct and perfect from prehistory and that we even imagine in both the dystopias and utopias we project into the future. A sanctuary, a place to rest, a childhood dream and even, sometimes, something we dread returning to.

Please send your ideas to [email protected] Works in progress, collaboration and proposals for new work also welcomed.

DEADLINE for submissions; Midnight, Feb 21st.