Enjoy a stroll around firstsite art gallery

Colchester, Essex

firstsite is always free to enter and offers a wealth of exhibitions, events and activities for all the family.

firstsite presents a varied and challenging programme of exhibitions, commissions, residencies and screenings, in a broad range of media and art forms, by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from its spectacular building designed by world-renowned architect, Rafael Viñoly.

At firstsite you will experience the most exciting developments in contemporary art, and have to opportunity to explore the rich artistic legacy cultivated by the East of England's unique landscape and character.

firstsite also offers a wide-ranging programme of creative events and activities for the whole family, from drop-in sessions for parents and toddlers, to intensive art and craft courses for adults, and special screenings, talks and debates in its state-of-the-art auditorium. There are free art activities for children every Saturday and activities and events to accompany the exhibition specifically for young people, adults, artists, children and families throughout the season.

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Drawing on the blackboard© Nick Strugnell
Interactive artwork at firstsite© Richard Bryant
Fluorescence© Elaine Tribley

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