First Site, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester CO1 1JH

Instagram: @firstsitecolchester


Firstsite is a public contemporary art gallery and creative community space, based in Colchester, Essex, showing a diverse mix of the very best historic, modern and contemporary art from around the world, for free, for everyone, every day. 

Firstsite’s varied and challenging programme celebrates and promotes the unique power of art and creativity, directly involving the local community to create exceptional exhibitions, projects, commissions and events which tell the stories of our time, provoke relevant and meaningful conversations about society’s future and inspire imaginative responses to critical issues.

In its spectacular crescent-shaped building and satellite venues, Firstsite provides a fun, inclusive and unconventional environment, bringing together lots of different people to enjoy art and culture and be creative together to lead healthier and happier lives.

Artforms: Photography, Digital Arts, Installations, Textiles, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking