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image for Exhibition item typeRichard Billingham: Order Out of Chaos at University of Essex: Colchester Campus

Exhibition, Fri 24 Feb - Sat 25 Mar 2017


University of Essex: Colchester Campus


Wivenhoe Park,


Richard Billingham’s refreshingly direct pictures of family life stunned the artworld when first exhibited in the 1990s. We re-visit these iconic photographs, now shown alongside videos from the same era.

Caught on out-of-date film loaded into a cheap instamatic camera, these photographs were originally intended as studies for Billingham’s art school paintings. Once they had been exhibited, Billingham stopped photographing his family – the impulse could never be the same. Instead, he made videos and in 1998 brought us ‘Fishtank’. Screened on TV, the Billinghams were channeled directly into our sitting rooms. Alongside other short films in the show we find ourselves once again being forced to consider our own strengths and vulnerabilities alongside those of Ray, Liz and Jason. All of a sudden, we are all too aware of what it is to be human.

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Fri 24 Feb - Sat 25 Mar 2017
Tues-Fri: 12-17:00 & Sat: 12-16:00

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Fri 24 Feb - Sat 25 Mar Richard Billingham: Order Out of Chaos



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Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87590 Long: 0.94333

By Public Transport:
From Colchester Bus Station or Colchester North Station bus 61, 62, 74, 76, 78 go regularly to the University.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing