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 gorgeous tea rooms which can also cater for weddings and other events.
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.
74 High Street
Patrick George: From Prose to Poetry
Presented by Cobbold & Judd
Saturday 17 - Saturday 24 March
*Please note this exhibition will be held on our first floor, which is accessible by staircase only*
"There is no doubt that Patrick George (1923 - 2016) was one of the very great painters of the last 50 years, and he was recognized as such by his fellow artists.
Patrick George is best known for the magical series of landscapes of Suffolk which he painted after he moved there in 1961. These are lyrical paintings of a rare talent, working in the footsteps of Constable and Gainsborough. As he grew older he produced some of his best work, shimmering paintings of a flickering radiance, authority and intensity, every slight touch painted with great care."
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|Friday||11:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||11:00am - 6:00pm|
74 High Street