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Opening Celebration | Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles

Talks & Events: FREE

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Opening Celebration | Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles


Friday 15 November 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles, 1993. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Acquired in 1995 with the assistance of the Art Fund and The Henry Moore Foundation.

Join us for the Opening of Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles on 15th Nov 7-10pm and see this vast and iconic artwork unveiled at Firstsite. 

Field for the British Isles which consists of 40,000 tiny individual terracotta figures, is the largest single artwork in the Arts Council Collection and its arrival in Colchester will herald the latest stage in the journey of this spectacular piece.

Due to the popularity of this exhibition, there will be timed slots for entry into the space. Please book your free slot by choosing a time below. Tickets are available to collect before the event, or on the day. They can also be posted to you for a small fee. The Firstsite bar will be open at the front of the building from 6:30pm.

Following the opening celebration event, the exhibition is open every day 10am – 5pm until Sunday 8 March and does not require booking. 
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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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