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Women of Colchester share their stories 14th August 2020


#Tellmethestory Arts Council Collection

Community curators of Firstsite’s exhibition, ‘Tell me the story of all these things’, share their stories, and talk about why they chose selected artworks from the Arts Council Collection.

‘Tell me the story of all these things’ is an Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibition, featuring artworks made by some of Britain’s best-known artists, including Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Sarah Lucas and Cornelia Parker – each selected by radical women of Colchester.

Tell me the story of all these things
An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition
24 Jul – 11 Oct 2029

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