Exhibitions in Essex

We have an amazing range of art galleries and museums across Essex, well worth a visit at any time of the year. They also have a range of short-term exhibitions, and this is the place to find out about them.

Photography Exhibition : ‘Ancient Trees and People of Epping Forest’
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Thursday 1st November 2018 to Sunday 18th November 2018
“Local artist Marion Sidebottom brings her stunning exhibition of photographs, which is sure to engage your interest in trees and forests by showing them from a variety of viewpoints.”
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Exhibition: Returning from the War – beyond the 11th hour
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Thursday 1st November 2018 to Friday 30th November 2018, 10am to 5pm (closed on Mondays)
Find out about Forest Keepers who returned to Epping Forest after the Great War, what we know about their war experiences and their return to a working life in the Forest.
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Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH
Saturday 10th November 2018 to 12th May 2019
An exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London. It will also feature a number of works drawn from Wearing’s celebrated photographic series, Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say.
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Reviews of Exhibitions on Essex Days Out

The Life of Julie Cope
Held at firstsite in Colchester, this was a standout exhibition in 2018, which had the crowds flocking to see pottery, tapestries, and artworks by Grayson Perry commemorating the ‘life’ of Essex girl Julie. The exhibition had an audio of Perry reading his poem about her life, for an altogether immersive experience. full article

Cardinal Wolsey at Christchurch MuseumJust over the border in Suffolk, the story of Iswich’s most famous son (sorry Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey!!) full article

Glynn Thomas at Hayletts Gallery, Maldon.
An exhbition at a small (but perfectly formed) gallery in Maldon. full article

Andy Warhol Artists Rooms
A standout exhibition at firstsite, featuring work by Pop Art founder Andy Warhol, with complementary exhibitions by two artists influenced by his work – Hattie Stewart and Camille Walala.full article