Discover Firstsite’s latest news and announcements.

Firstsite wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021

22nd September 2021

Colchester’s Firstsite was announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 last night (21 September 2021), with Director, Sally Shaw MBE presented with the £100,000 prize – the largest museum prize in the world – by broadcaster Edith…

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Firstsite Collectors’ Group Bursary Awards 2021

7th October 2021

The Firstsite Collectors’ Group Bursary Awards scheme aims to support artists working in Essex and Suffolk with their professional career development. These annual awards are made possible through the Collectors’ Group continuing engagement and interest in contemporary visual art in the region. 

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Firstsite is 10!

24th September 2021

Our unique, golden building turns 10 on 25th September, 2021! Firstsite began life in Colchester’s 18th century Minories building, back in 1994. Our innovative programme of exhibitions and professional development for international, British and local Colchester artists soon began…

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The Duke of Gloucester visits Firstsite

9th September 2021

    We were delighted to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to a special tour of Firstsite Thursday 9 September 2021! His Royal Highness’s trip to the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 shortlisted gallery came as part…

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

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