The Great Big Art Exhibition – Take part in the largest exhibition ever staged!

While the doors to our art galleries and museums are shut, let’s use our front windows, balconies, gardens and roofs to celebrate the creativity and resolve of the nation, as we continue through the COVID crisis.

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Thank you to everyone who has visited us this year, both in our building and online. We hope our exhibitions, events, and online activities have helped you to feel connected, creative and uplifted.  We wish you a happy and…

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Artist and photographer Rachel Spender talks about the photographs featured in her exhibition ‘Essex Salt Marsh from the Air’.

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Although Essex has moved to the High COVID alert level, you can still enjoy loads of fun, covid-safe things to do this autumn at Firstsite!

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We are delighted to announce that Firstsite has been shortlisted for the 2020 £100,000 Freelands Award.

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  At Firstsite we openly acknowledge that progress towards an equitable society inside our organisation, on our doorstep and globally has been woefully slow especially with regards Black and Minority Ethnic communities. As a consequence of this we stand…

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We are thrilled to announce that following confirmation from the government that museums and galleries can open from 4th July 2020, Firstsite will be reopening on Friday 24th July. We have missed you! Our galleries, café and shop will…

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Have you been working as frontline staff within the NHS Integrated Care System during the pandemic? How has it affected you? 

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We stand for Equality We believe everyone should have equal access to, and experience the benefits of, art and creativity. But more than this, everyone should have equal rights and equal opportunities full stop. The continued violence, discrimination and…

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By volunteer blogger Jasmine Crellin What do the Bible and Star Wars have in common? They’re both two of the most widely-read English texts, and now they’ve both been translated into striking walls of coloured squares for Kevin Howbrook’s…

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Discover something new with independent film at Firstsite, spanning a diverse range of genres – from cult classics and revealing documentary, to offbeat comedy and emotional drama. Don’t miss out on our celebration of acclaimed Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky,…

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