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Michael Landy: The Essex Way

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Saturday 31 December 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See a large-scale collage along our building’s magnificent 140m curved wall, created by artist Michael Landy.

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Exhibitions

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Michael Landy: Essex Man (after Collet)

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Saturday 31 December 2022

10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See artist Michael Landy’s artwork ‘Essex Man (after Collet)’ (2021) – a larger-than-life standing figure in our Welcome Area made from a hand drawn reproduction of the original ‘Essex Man’ illustration by Edward Collet in a 1990s Sunday Telegraph.

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Exhibitions

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@background_bob and his amazing friends – guess who’s back!

Saturday 18 September 2021 - Sunday 9 January 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Young Essex artist Background Bob returns with a brand-new exhibition, showcasing over 200 stunning artworks by leading international street and graffiti artists, tattooists, sculptors and fine artists.

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Exhibitions

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Sculpture at Firstsite

Saturday 20 November 2021 - Sunday 27 November 2022

See artworks by artists Sarah Lucas, Ryan Gander, Julian Opie and Bharti Kher in our new sculpture park As part of our 10th anniversary, six works have been installed in the lawns and grounds surrounding Firstsite: The fallow (Bharti…

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Exhibitions

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Life with Art: Benton End and the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing

Saturday 11 December 2021 - Monday 18 April 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Established by artist-gardener Cedric Morris and his partner Arthur Lett-Haines, the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Benton End became the centre of a diverse community of artists, writers, and horticulturalists throughout the 1940s and 1950s. With…

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Exhibitions

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Simon Carter and Jevan Watkins Jones: Shore Lines

Saturday 11 December 2021 - Monday 18 April 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Imagine two drawings by two artists drifting across a five-mile stretch of salt-water, merging and morphing on the surface as they meet. Artists Simon Carter and Jevan Watkins Jones collaborate in this collection of charcoal drawings inspired by their…

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Exhibitions

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Opening event | Keep Being Amazing

Saturday 22 January 2022

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special free event as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibition ‘Keep Being Amazing’

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

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