Unearthed. by Issam Kourbaj. Photography by Emma K Freeman


Movement of the People – Part 1

29 September - 29 October 2016

An exhibition in three parts which creates a platform for bringing together artists to focus on the on-going war in Syria and the effect of conflict on a shifting and often displaced population.

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Boat People by Sarah. 2016 (still)


Movement of the People – Part 3

1 December - 10 December 2016

A chance to reflect on the UK, a seafaring island’s attitude to migration through Sarah Wood’s remarkable film, ‘Boat People’.

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Film still of The Forgotten Space (2010)


Work Space Pressure

13 May - 11 June 2016

An exhibition which explores phenomena that add to the pressures of contemporary working life.

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SeaWomen, 2012. Mikhail Karikis (detail)



12 December 2015 - 14 February 2016

Listening brings a groups of international artists together to interrogate the act of listening in contemporary art.

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Faiza Butt 'Get out of my dreams' 2008, detail.


Faiza Butt: Paracosm

6 November - 5 December 2015

Children wielding weapons, turbaned warriors glorified in a cloud of gadgets; these are some on the uneasy images that characterise the work of Faiza Butt.

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Jessica Lagunas, Para Acariciarte Mejor (The Better to Caress You With), 2003. Single-channel digital video. Photograph by Roni Mocán


Abject Subject

22 May - 20 June 2015

MA students from the Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex present Abject Subject. This exhibition …

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Emma Hart, Hair 2015


Emma Hart: Spread

19 February - 21 March 2015

Twelve new works by Emma Hart punch their way into Art Exchange, demanding that everyday emotions are allowed …

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