We’re still open! Although Essex has moved to the High Tier COVID alert level, you can still enjoy loads of fun, covid-safe things to do this autumn at Firstsite! See what’s on

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Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme

The National Partners Programme was launched in 2016 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection – the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art in the world.

As part of the second round of the programme running from 2019-2022, Firstsite has been chosen as one of the regional galleries and museums to present and curate exhibitions drawn from their collection. Other partners selected include Sunderland Culture in Tyne and Wear, and The Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Cornwall.

Funded by the National Lottery, the programme aims to build a deeper relationship with regional audiences by building a UK-wide network across regional partners, connecting local visitors to their national collection.

      

Our Arts Council Collection National Partner exhibitions

Exhibitions

Free

Tell me the story of all these things

Friday 24 July - Sunday 1 November 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Firstsite and the Arts Council Collection present ‘Tell me the story of all these things’, featuring artworks made by some of Britain’s best-known artists, including Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker and Gillian Wearing – each selected by radical…

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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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