Exhibitions & Events

Please see here for more details on our exciting programme of exhibitions and events

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    Women on women activists - Cancelled

    19 March 2020

    Women from the University of Essex respond to the series of portraits of women activists by Carolina Caycedo’s that make up her 6 metre long banner called My Feminine Lineage of Environmental Struggle (2018)

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    ESCALA closed temporarily - COVID-19 Update

    17 March 2020 - 30 June 2020

    In line with Government advice, we have taken the decision to close ESCALA until further notice. As always, our online catalogue is fully accessible to search our Collection. 

    If you have any queries, you can email escala@essex.ac.uk

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    Lunchtime Tour with ESCALA

    5 March 2020

    Join ESCALA curators Sarah Demelo and Diego Chocano for a tour of our current show, Carolina Caycedo’s When Walls Become Rivers.

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    Talk: Amazonian waterway, Amazonian water-worlds

    27 February 2020

    A talk by Dr Giuliana Borea that explores the tensions between the Peruvian government’s newly proposed Amazonian Hydrovia Project and Amazonian indigenous communities living and working on the river.

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    Dr Lisa Blackmore: Carolina Caycedo's 'Serpent River Book'

    19 February 2020

    A chance to find out more about the extraordinary Serpent River Book (2017) that is the starting point of Carolina Caycedo’s exhibition When walls become rivers.

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    Carolina Caycedo: When walls become rivers

    14 February 2020 - 14 March 2020

    A solo exhibition of works by Colombian born artist Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978) will open at Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester. The exhibition drew inspiration from the recent acquisition of Serpent River Book (2017) by the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), also based at the University of Essex, which is the first artwork of Caycedo’s to enter a UK collection.

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