Our building is currently closed – we plan to reopen on 17 May 2021.

Whilst our building is closed, take part in the largest exhibition ever staged: The Great Big Art Exhibition  Download your pack here

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Exhibitions

Free

Phyllida Barlow

Friday 24 July 2020 - Sunday 6 June 2021

A presentation of artist Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures in our Welcome Area, leading our reopening following the first UK lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exhibitions

Free

My name is not Refugee

Thursday 3 December 2020 - Sunday 6 June 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition Discover a new view of life in Britain, in an exhibition of artworks chosen by a group of refugees and asylum seekers living in Colchester. Over the past year a group…

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Exhibitions Coming Soon

Free

Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex

Saturday 26 June - Sunday 5 September 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2021 is the 10th anniversary of Firstsite’s award-winning building – designed by Rafael Viñoly. To celebrate, we are continuing our year of celebration projects and commissions – which kicked off with The Great Big Art Exhibition – with a…

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

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