Events

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Stephanie Stow @ The Minories Galleries
Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 22 @ 5:00 PM

Stephanie Stow

Preview Friday 29 September 6-9pm
Exhibition open Saturday 30 September to Wednesday 22 November 2017
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings that share Stephanie Stow’s unique view of the world.

Stephanie used the natural world as her inspiration and source material, particularly at the point when it begins to break down and decay. She studied the structural forms that plants, flowers and seed-heads present, particularly when they are past their best, as well as exploring boats and other objects that have decayed over time to their elemental parts.

Through drawings and photographs, she would focus on studying the lines and space created by these objects, and examine the colours that can be found deep in the details. These studies would develop and combine with emotive responses, building up layers from outlines, adding and scraping away paint and pastels, to result in new imagery that could be seen as abstract natural forms – views of distant gardens, or plans for imagined environments.

The works present a balance between movement and tranquillity, almost as if one can see or hear the rustle of plants brushing gently against each other in the wind, or hear the drone of insects flying around. The ability to capture these sensations – of something caught just at the point of perfect balance, is a gift and legacy that we are lucky Stephanie has left us with.

Stephanie studied at the University of Hertfordshire and University College Suffolk, graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Art and Design. She exhibited in London, throughout East Anglia and has work in private collections in Europe, Australia, USA and Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge Art Collection.

All profits from sales will be donated to Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patient Association and the Critical Care Unit at Colchester General Hospital.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Still Still-Lifes – John Doubleday @ The Minories Galleries
Oct 14 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 2 @ 5:00 PM

Still Still-Lifes

John Doubleday

 

Preview Friday 13 October 6-9pm

Exhibition open Saturday 14 October to Saturday 2 December 2017

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

 

This exhibition celebrates John Doubleday’s seventieth birthday and comes with an illustrated catalogue.  It looks back over more than fifty years of a narrow spectrum of John Doubleday’s career.

Paintings have been assembled from a number of sources to illustrate a persistent thread that has run alongside his more publicly acknowledged work.  The exhibition also looks forward by showing his current work, some in two dimensions and some in direct cast bronze.

It is more than a conventional retrospective in its anticipation of work yet to come.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
The Drawing School Session 1 @ The Minories Galleries
Nov 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Drawing School Session 1 @ 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 1- Shadow.

Exploring how the creative use of shadow can help you to build form and space in your drawings

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Nov
25
Sat
2017
The Minories Christmas Market @ The Minories Galleries
Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

+*+*SAVE THE DATE!*+*+
… it will be here before we know it…

Our Christmas Market will be back for 2017!
Saturday 25 November
Upstairs at The Minories Galleries.
10am-4pm
Free entry

If you would be interested in having a stall this year please email the wonderful Becky Jordan!
becky.jordan@colchester.ac.uk

 

Dec
9
Sat
2017
The Drawing School Session 2 @ The Minories Galleries
Dec 9 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Drawing School Session 2 @ 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 2- Caravaggio.

We will learn about the dramatic use of light and shade that the Italian painter pioneered and take inspiration from his work

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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

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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
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