We're celebrating 25 years of ESCALA

Gone to Ground exhibition

  • Thu 17 Jan - Sat 16 Feb 19


  • Colchester Campus

  • Event type

    Fairs and exhibitions

  • Event organiser

    Art Exchange

The University of Essex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of its collection of art from Latin America (ESCALA) through exhibitions, an artist’s residency and an internationally significant symposium.

This ambitious programme is curated by Dr Lisa Blackmore, lecturer in Art History from the School of Philosophy and Art History, working with ESCALA’s founding co-directors Professor Dawn Ades and Professor Valerie Fraser, and the collection’s newly appointed curator, Dr Sarah Demelo.

The Arts of Extraction symposium will be held on Thursday 31 January, 2-7pm and Friday 1 February, 9.30-5.00pm in the Lakeview Room, Silberaad Student Centre, Colchester Campus.

The artist residency, and the Gone to Ground exhibition will be in Art Exchange, and will be open from 15 January-16 February. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm.

Accompanying Gone to Ground is a catalogue written by students from our BA in Art History and a related exhibition, ‘Gone to Ground: Mapping Terrains’ in the Albert Sloman Library is curated by 3rd year Curatorial Studies student Bia Neviani Coslovsky.

The launch party will be held on Thursday 17 January, 6-8pm in Art Exchange. All are welcome to attend and speeches will begin at 6.30pm.

Our 25th anniversary programme has been made possible through the support of the Elephant Trust and the Society for Latin American Studies.