We can exchange ART and IDEAS. Placing the artist at its core, Art Exchange is a space where art, artists and audiences can meet. Our programme of exhibitions, talks and events creates a platform for ideas to be exchanged and connections to be made. We show international, contemporary art by established and emerging artists, historic figures who continue to inspire, and group shows relevant to current debate. Our artist-in-residence programme allows us to commission new works that respond to the world around us.
Sited at the University of Essex in Colchester, we are inspired by an intellectually curious audience, while the research and study around us feeds into our programme of talks, films and debate. Combined with our family days, workshops with schools and outreach activity, we offer ways for everyone to get involved and enjoy great art.