Catalogue Launch for Between Things

Between Things

Everyone’s enjoying the ‘Between Things’ exhibition at the Minories Galleries 74 High Street, Colchester Essex CO1 1UE. It runs until 10th June 2017; open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Just thought I would let you know about our
which is taking place
13th May 2-5pm at the Minories
designed by the brilliant Marcia Mihotich with essays by the erudite and perceptive Linda Theophilus and Kath Wood,
and a conversation between me and Kaavous Clayton.

The catalogue will answer all your questions.



Linda Theophilus, Kaavous Clayton and Kath Wood – three generations of directors of the Minories Art Gallery all appearing in our catalogue

L-R work by Sharon Leahy-Clark, ParisEssex and Stafford Schmool

Dates for your diary: two gripping and probably seminal discussions. You have to be there.

in conversation
Saturday 3 June 2pm
Linda Theophilus, Freddie Robins and Celia Pym
will discuss the exhibition and their work

in conversation
Saturday 10 June 2pm
Kath Wood, Ben Coode-Adams and Sharon Leahy-Clark
will discuss the exhibition and their work



‘Between Things’ exhibition at the Minories in Colchester, genuine Essex






an exhibition with work by artists:

Ben Coode-Adams

Will Cruickshank

Clare Iles

Sharon Leahy-Clark


Celia Pym

Freddie Robins

Stafford Schmool


exhibition open

Saturday 15 April to Saturday 10 June 2017

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm


Saturday 15 April 2 to 6pm

open to the public admission free


Devised & designed by Kaavous Clayton & Ben Coode-Adams

Together Kaavous Clayton and I have come up with a scintillating exhibition. It reflects some of our shared areas of interest over the last few years; colour, pattern, scale, craft, powerful god figures, very fine sanding and wool. You know, all the – ‘whoa hold on tiger’ – bits of art/design/craft (definitions are all a bit blurry in this show – no helpful hierarchies) that send a shiver down your spine.

The galleries at the Minories will be completely transformed – I know you’ve heard that before but this time it’s true. We’ve new walls, floors and ceilings to transport you to aesthetic joy. Panoplies of wood and wool in combination and separately. And thoroughly detailed paintings. New perspectives will unfold in delightful and enchanting combinations that will make you want to come back again and again.

Thank you so much to Kaavous, the Minories staff and Colchester Institute for hosting this exhibition. Thank you to the Arts Council for funding us, to make and show new work and produce a catalogue. And thank you to all the artists for making great work and allowing us to show it. Thank you to Nicol Wilson for all your hard work. And thanks to you people for making the effort to come to the show.