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.