The EAST Contemporary Visual Arts Network includes;

Aid & Abet, Cambridge, Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester, Bedford Creative Arts, Black Barn Project Space, Norfolk; Deborah Smith Projects, Departure Lounge, Luton,  Focal Point Gallery, Southend,  Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Outpost, Norwich, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Smiths Row,  Bury St Edmunds, The Minories, Colchester School of Art, University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield & St Albans, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and freelance curators and artists.

ECVAN delivers collaborative projects with visual arts organisations, artists and curators from across the eastern region. We explore new ways of working together to build on the region’s diverse and exciting range of activity, delivering projects that support artists and the arts infrastructure.

The ECVAN network is currently exploring opportunities to develop collaborations with artists and institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and northern Germany – our closest European neighbours and home to some of the most radical and influential arts organisations in the world. Our aim is to establish long-term partnerships and develop collaboration and co-commissioning opportunities. Our first public event in this new endeavour took place on 2 April 2016 at Focal Point Gallery, Southend in the form of a symposium entitled Working Together. For more information, please click here. It can also be viewed on YouTube here.

To date ECVAN has achieved a successful programme of exhibitions, events, public talks, training workshops, staff development opportunities, knowledge sharing events, and the production of a print portfolio in 2011 supported by a network of patrons and region wide events. To find out more about the Eastern Pavilions Print Portfolio visit

ECVAN is chaired and co-ordinated by Wysing Arts Centre

Images: Allen Ruppersberg, Questions & Answers no.1, Focal Point Gallery. Photo: Mark BlowerSpace-Time: The Future 2014, Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mike Cameron; Space-Time: The Future 2014, Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mike Cameron; Futurecamp 2014, Wsying Arts Centre. Photo: Donna Lynas

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