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Ballroom at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford, Walter Bayes, Museum no. E.1363-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary poetry & songs about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of contemporary song writers and poets were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song documents a new work by internationally acclaimed artist Bettina von Zwehl - a captivating series of 34 miniature photographic portr…

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All of This Belongs to You

1 April – 19 July 2015. The V&A examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection.

VIsit the V&A exhibition All of This Belongs to You

Event - Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

Mon 27 July 2015–Fri 26 February 2016

DISPLAY: Facing History features a variety of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers, from Julian Opie , Grayson Perry and Alison Lambert to Bettina von Zwehl and Maud Sulter.

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