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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What's on - Current Exhibitions

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Exhibitions

Free

Mark Titchner: Some questions about Colchester

Friday 13 March 2020 - Monday 1 March 2021

Artist Mark Titchner has produced a new series of public artworks across Colchester, entitled ‘Some questions about Colchester’, which are placed in the windows of vacant shop units around the town centre. This follows on from Mark‘s exhibition at…

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Exhibitions

Free

Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies: Borders

Friday 24 July - Sunday 1 November 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies explore their mutual border, the River Stour, in an exhibition that celebrates the thriving creativity of the region, the joy of making and the enjoyment and well-being gained through experiencing art.

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Exhibitions

Free

Phyllida Barlow

Friday 24 July 2020 - Sunday 17 January 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This presentation of Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures in our Welcome Area leads our reopening following the imposed lockdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exhibitions

Free

Sonia Coode-Adams: Lockdown Garden

Friday 24 July - Sunday 22 November 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

‘Lockdown Garden’ features tranquil watercolour landscapes of the garden at Feeringbury Manor, created by the artist during the imposed lockdown.

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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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