Firstsite

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Firstsite is a visual arts organisation based in Colchester, Essex. Our mission is to make contemporary art relevant to everyone.

Our integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists’ support initiatives.

Over the last fifteen years firstsite has gained a strong reputation by presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond.

Firstsite’s new building was designed by the Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly. His design was selected by a worldwide architectural competition that attracted more than 100 entries.

The crescent shape was created to wrap around the existing D-shaped garden of East Hill House, leaving intact the established arc of mature trees.

Its low-lying, single-storey design nestles in the landscape, with minimum disruption to Colchester’s historic roofscape.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Exhibition Spaces, shop and MUSA Café Restaurant

Tuesday - Sunday 10am – 5pm

Christmas Eve – open until 2pm

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

Saturday 27 December – open 10am – 5pm

Sunday 28 December – open 10am – 5pm

Monday 29 December – open 10am – 5pm (school holiday opening)

Tuesday 30 December – open 10am – 5pm

New Year’s Eve – open until 2pm

New Year’s Day – closed

Friday 2 January – open 10am – 5pm

Admission charges

Entry is free. Most events are free unless otherwise stated.

firstsite has no permanent collection.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
YOUNG ART KOMMUNITY PRESENTS 
CIRCUIT  
FLIPSIDE   
14 - 30 October 
Firstsite Colchester  
Turn the gallery inside out. Flip your perspective.  

[Music] GOLD PANDA DINGUS KHAN / MONSTER FLORENCE / FISHCLAW  KIM ROMAN / CLIP  

[Performance] ILLOOMILOONIES / LIMITLESS   

[Visuals] URBAN PROJECTIONS / DAN TOMBS   



[Across the festival]  Exhibitions / Gaming Cafe / Young Persons Film Festival / Interactive installations  Plus many more artists and events to be announced across the festival.   

Visit www.firstsite.uk.net for more information.   

@FirstsiteYAK  
facebook.com/FirstsiteYAK

Flipside Festival

  • 29 — 30 October 2016 7:30pm-12am

Join YAK, Firstsite’s resident young art community, as we close our two week takeover of the gallery. View the final show of works generated by our residency artists during our 2 week take over.
Featuring a special headline audiovisual performance from Gold Panda and Dan Tombs. As well as a collaborative performance from Flow Group and Clip - Plus YAK visual performance in collaboration with Urban Projections. 
Alongside a lineup of other local artists, bands and performers.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Any age
  • 16-17

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1JH
England

Website

www.firstsite.uk.net

E-mail

info@firstsite.uk.net

Telephone

01206 577067

Fax

+44 (0)1206 577 067

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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