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The Minories Galleries houses a contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. The site is also home to a shop selling some of the best art and crafts to be found across the region, has meeting rooms for hire, and can also cater for weddings and other events. A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester.

The Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, over the years assisted by the ‘Friends of The Minories’ support group, have ensured the building be used to present art for the community of Colchester and visitors to the town. This has continued and now ensures the Colchester School of Art provides contemporary art and design in one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings.

As well as the public gallery and shop, there is also the Batte-Lay Tea Rooms (run by Tiptree) and a wonderful walled garden that is looked after by The Friends of The Minories. The Minories is next door to Firstsite, Colchester’s new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town’s cultural quarter.

The Galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Entry is Free.

 

Christmas At The Minories Galleries

Christmas at The Minories Shop

Saturday 4 November – Thursday 21 December

Christmas Opening Hours

Open as usual until Thursday 21 December then we will be closed until Tuesday 2 January

The Minories Galleries, 74 High Street, CO1 1UE, Colchester, United Kingdom

Tel: (01206) 712437

E-mail: the.minories@colchester.ac.uk 

The Garden, and some areas of the main building are available for private hire, for business meetings, conferences or training sessions. The Gardens and Building are also a wonderful setting for wedding receptions, private parties and other celebrations. Contact us for more information.

Hire The Minories 

  • Weddings
  • Exhibition Hire
  • Private hire (parties and celebrations)
  • Business meetings
  • Conferences
  • Training sessions

For booking enquiries please email the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

Jan
13
Sat
2018
The Drawing School Session 3 @ The Minories Galleries
Jan 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Drawing School Session 3 @ The Minories Galleries | England | United Kingdom

The Drawing School is back.

Would you like to have an Art School drawing experience?

Come and join experienced artist and teacher, Jane Frederick for a second term of the drawing course which is designed to give you a flavour of the traditional Art School workshop in a warm and relaxed environment and help you to develop your confidence in drawing from observation.

Based in the beautiful, light art studios in The Minories Art Gallery, Jane will introduce you to new drawing and looking skills, help you to develop your mark making techniques, show you how to really look and understand what you are drawing as well as encouraging you to be ‘Bold, Loose and Accurate’ with your approach to drawing.

Each workshop will involve a new subject to discuss and draw and together and is suitable for complete beginners up to professional artists who may wish to develop their skills. All that is required is curiosity and a willingness to have a go and try something new! All participants will build a portfolio of works so if you are planning on applying for specialist art study in the future, this might
be the course for you.

Week 3- Drama.

Using tone to create drama and mood: exploring methods to build atmosphere and mood into your drawing

Buy Session 3
Buy All 4 Sessions
Feb
10
Sat
2018
The Drawing School Session 4 @ The Minories Galleries
Feb 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Drawing School Session 4 @ The Minories Galleries | England | United Kingdom

The Drawing School is back.

Would you like to have an Art School drawing experience?

Come and join experienced artist and teacher, Jane Frederick for a second term of the drawing course which is designed to give you a flavour of the traditional Art School workshop in a warm and relaxed environment and help you to develop your confidence in drawing from observation.

Based in the beautiful, light art studios in The Minories Art Gallery, Jane will introduce you to new drawing and looking skills, help you to develop your mark making techniques, show you how to really look and understand what you are drawing as well as encouraging you to be ‘Bold, Loose and Accurate’ with your approach to drawing.

Each workshop will involve a new subject to discuss and draw and together and is suitable for complete beginners up to professional artists who may wish to develop their skills. All that is required is curiosity and a willingness to have a go and try something new! All participants will build a portfolio of works so if you are planning on applying for specialist art study in the future, this might
be the course for you.

Week 4- Creative collage. 

Exciting ways to build an image through innovative collaging and layering.

Buy Session 4
Buy All 4 Sessions

Support local artists, designers and makers

by visiting our shop at The Minories Galleries.

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm 

 

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If you are interested in selling in The Minories Shop please contact Cydney Barrows

cydney.barrows@colchester.ac.uk 

Tel: 01206 712 437

74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

 

 

 

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Colchester Institute,
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Essex,
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