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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

Phyllida Barlow

Friday 24 July 2020 - Sunday 21 February 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

@background_bob and his amazing friends

Saturday 24 October 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An uplifting exhibition featuring artworks from artists across the world, brought together by @background_bob.

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Exhibitions

Free

Rachel Spender: Essex Saltmarsh from the Air

Thursday 3 December 2020 - Sunday 14 March 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See our local landscape from a different perspective in an exhibition of black and white photographs of Essex saltmarshes by Essex based artist and photographer, Rachel Spender.

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Exhibitions

Free

My name is not Refugee

Thursday 3 December 2020 - Sunday 21 February 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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Talks & Events

Free

Artist Elsa James in Conversation with Sepake Angiama and Dr. Jon Blackwood

Wednesday 3 February 2021

6:30 pm

Join British African-Caribbean conceptual artist and activist, Elsa James, for an online conversation that will explore her artworks ‘Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here’ and ‘The Black Essex Flag’, with a focus on her compulsion to disrupt…

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Courses, Clubs & Classes

Video Recording: Simon Carter Online Workshop

Monday 20 December 2021

Draw and paint along with artist Simon Carter as he demonstrates his own methods of working, using the view from your window as inspiration. This workshop is designed to guide you over three separate sessions. We recommend putting aside…

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

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