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Mark Titchner: Some questions about Colchester

13th March 2020 - 1st March 2021

Artist Mark Titchner has produced a new series of public artworks across Colchester, entitled ‘Some questions about Colchester’, which are placed in the windows of vacant shop units around the town centre. This follows on from Mark‘s exhibition at…

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@background_bob and his amazing friends

24th October 2020 - 31st January 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An uplifting exhibition featuring artworks from artists across the world, brought together by @background_bob.

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My name is not Refugee

3rd December 2020 - 21st February 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition Discover a new view of life in Britain, in an exhibition of artworks chosen by a group of refugees and asylum seekers living in Colchester. Over the past year a group…

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Rachel Spender: Essex Saltmarsh from the Air

3rd December 2020 - 14th March 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See our local landscape from a different perspective in an exhibition of black and white photographs of Essex saltmarshes by Essex based artist and photographer, Rachel Spender.

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Brain Fresh: Think differently about being creative

19th January 2021

Don’t feel arty or looking for some inspiration? You’re in luck! This week’s Brain Fresh email is packed full of things to make you think differently about being creative.Scroll down to explore new ways of experiencing art, and discover how…

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