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Image of 26 September - firstsite not 'shut for rethink'

26 September - firstsite not 'shut for rethink'

Our Director Matthew Rowe has written a letter to the Editor of Colchester Daily Gazette and Essex County Standard in response to the recent stories...


Image of 21 August 2014 - Bruce McLean now open til Sunday 30 November

21 August 2014 - Bruce McLean now open til Sunday 30 November

Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film at firstsite to be extended Now open until Sunday 30 November 2014 firstsite’s major survey...


Image of 22 May 2014 - firstsite part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day

22 May 2014 - firstsite part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day

Kids in Museums - a small, independent charity working with museums to bring life-changing opportunities and experiences to children and families - is...


Image of 10 April 2014 - Chris Paveley retires from firstsite

10 April 2014 - Chris Paveley retires from firstsite

After a seven year tenure at firstsite, Chris Paveley is retiring as Chair of Trustees. Chris said: “I have considered it an honour and privilege...


Image of 5 February 2014 - Spring Season

5 February 2014 - Spring Season

Simon Denny, The Personal Effects of Kim DotcomAleksandra DomanovićHenri Chopin dans l’Essex Saturday 22 March – Sunday 1 June 2014Exhibition...


Image of 15 February 2014 - Facing - Recovering

15 February 2014 - Facing - Recovering

Saturday 15 February – Sunday 30 March 2014, open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm Preview: Friday 14 February, 12 noon – 2pm firstsite’s next...


Image of 8 September 2013: Xerography

8 September 2013: Xerography

75 years after the first photocopy was made, firstsite’s autumn exhibition celebrates the role that this technology has played within contemporary...


Image of 12 June 2013 firstsite Granted Wedding Premise Licence

12 June 2013 firstsite Granted Wedding Premise Licence

firstsite has recently become an approved premises for civil marriages, civil partnerships and other civil ceremonies allowing people to marry and...


Image of 8 June 2013: Hammer Prints Book Launch

8 June 2013: Hammer Prints Book Launch

New Publication: Nigel Henderson & Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints 1954 - 75 firstsite launches the first publication on the history of Hammer...


Image of 12 April 2013: firstsite supports Stand Tall for Giraffes

12 April 2013: firstsite supports Stand Tall for Giraffes

Over the summer firstsite will take part in the celebration of Colchester Zoo's 50th birthday, Stand Tall for Giraffes. This is a huge public art...


Image of 19 March 2013: Drawing Inspiration Award

19 March 2013: Drawing Inspiration Award

firstsite, in partnership with Colchester United Football Club, wins a prestigious Drawing Inspiration Award from the Campaign for Drawing On Tuesday...


Image of 16 March 2013: Richard Hughes and Humphrey Spender

16 March 2013: Richard Hughes and Humphrey Spender

Opening Saturday 16 March, Richard Hughes: Time is over, time has come and Humphrey Spender: London Photographs. Hughes' sculpture and installation...


Image of 23 January 2013: New funding award for firstsite

23 January 2013: New funding award for firstsite

The development of Colchester’s Old Police Station into a new vibrant Creative Business Hub took another step closer to reality this week as the...


Image of 12 December 2012: £5 Million Arts Award for Under 25s

12 December 2012: £5 Million Arts Award for Under 25s

firstsite share £5 Million Arts Award for Under 25s


Image of 12 November 2012: New director appointed

12 November 2012: New director appointed

Matthew Rowe has just been announced as the new Director of firstsite.


Image of 1 October 2012: firstsite set to rock!

1 October 2012: firstsite set to rock!

Want to play in a band? But have never tried before? Then a new programme at firstsite, Colchester is perfect for you! firstsite has just announced a...


Image of 18 May 2012: firstsite prepares for a new era

18 May 2012: firstsite prepares for a new era

firstsite, is preparing for a change in leadership following the announcement that Katherine Wood, Director of 18 years, is leaving at the end of...


Image of 9 May 2012: Celebrating 20 Years of Cuckoo Farm Studios

9 May 2012: Celebrating 20 Years of Cuckoo Farm Studios

firstsite's friends at Cuckoo Farm Studios are celebrating 20 years in a special exhibition Documenting Memories... Housing over 30 artists' studios...


Image of 28 March 2012: News from Nowhere

28 March 2012: News from Nowhere

firstsite announces an exhibition about the relationship between science fiction and art.


Image of 23 March 2012: Picturehouse Screen Arts programme announced

23 March 2012: Picturehouse Screen Arts programme announced

firstsite announces its inaugural cinema season


Image of 22 January 2012: Changeover time at firstsite

22 January 2012: Changeover time at firstsite

From Monday 23 January until Friday 3 February, our main Exhibition spaces will be closed to the public as we take down the artworks in our inaugural...


Image of 20 January 2012: frieze magazine review of Camulodunum

20 January 2012: frieze magazine review of Camulodunum

Words by James Cahill: In his great topographic work Brittania (1586), William Camden proposed to ‘restore antiquity to Britain and Britain to its...


Image of 11 January 2012: Constable in firstsite's second show

11 January 2012: Constable in firstsite's second show

firstsite’s next exhibitions feature works by John Constable and Carl Andre, alongside new commissions by Steven Claydon A selection of paintings...


Image of 16 December 2011: firstsite 'top Essex attraction'

16 December 2011: firstsite 'top Essex attraction'

firstsite has been named one of the top six visitor attractions in Essex by GoUK.com  


Image of 5 December 2011: firstsite nominated for 'Kids in Museums' award

5 December 2011: firstsite nominated for 'Kids in Museums' award

We've had an amazing response from families with children since we opened to the public. So we're delighted to learn that firstsite has been...


Image of 7 November 2011: 50,000 flock to firstsite

7 November 2011: 50,000 flock to firstsite

MORE than 50,000 people have visited firstsite since we opened our doors to the public on 25 September. That’s a third of our projected visitor...


Image of 31 October 2011: Golden window winner announced

31 October 2011: Golden window winner announced

Colchester’s independent gift shop Eclettico has set the gold standard with its award-winning window dressing design.The Trinity Street shop’s...


Image of 25 September 2011: firstsite opens!

25 September 2011: firstsite opens!

 Hundreds of Colcestrians set their alarm clocks on Sunday 25 September for the grand civic opening of firstsite’s spectacular new...




 
 
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