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.
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BP Portrait Award 2016
Firstsite is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting the finalists and winners of the BP Portrait Award 2016. Now in its thirty-seventh year, the competition is truly international, attracting 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, and offering a £30,000 prize to the winner. From parents to…
A Quiet Passion
- 125 min
- Directed by: Terence Davies
- Written by: Terence Davies
- Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff
- UK release: 7 April 2017
Emily Dickinson (Nixon) is a quick-witted, intelligent woman living in 19th century Amherst, Mass., debating with her Catholic lawyer father (Carradine) and pious aunt (Badland). Compelling portrait of the great American poet, with brilliant work from Ehle as Emily’s younger sister and a barnstorming performance from…
Zhang Enli: Gesture And Form
A major exhibition by the Chinese artist, presenting a centerpiece which will span the entirety of the gallery's 140-metre curved wall, transforming the white walls into a colourful piece that will be washed, scrubbed and stroked into place.