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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Place Department, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

This display explores the use of colour within painting, sculpture and sound.

The power of colour has fascinated psychologists, philosophers, chemists and artists for hundreds of years, with certain colours long being associated with class, status and authority within many cultures. The emotion colour can evoke within us has encouraged many artists to consider the way they are using colour and why. Utilising the Beecroft Art Gallery collection in conjunction with loans from the Basildon Arts Trust and Essex Collection of Art from Latin America ESCALA, this exhibition aims to explore the way colour has been used, the narrative of particular colours, and the power colour holds.

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