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Art Exhibition, Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Zhang Enli

Zhang Enli

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This a major solo exhibition by the celebrated Chinese artist Zhang Enli.

The centerpiece of the presentation is a site-specific intervention that spans the entirety of the gallery’s 140-metre curving wall. This monumental ‘Space Painting’ depicts an imaginary forestscape, and has been created by the artist over a 10-day period before the show opens.

The work, which will remain at Firstsite for one year before being ‘unmade’, has transformed the gallery’s white walls with swathes of pulsating colour that have been washed, scrubbed and stroked into place with expressive brushstrokes. The sheer scale of this spatial environment draws the viewer deeper into the painting itself, inviting the beholder into the aesthetic world of the artist as they follow the movements that he took when creating the work.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun 2017 10:00 to 17:00

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This a major solo exhibition by the celebrated Chinese artist Zhang Enli.

The centerpiece of the presentation is a site-specific intervention that spans the entirety of the gallery’s 140-metre curving wall. This monumental ‘Space Painting’ depicts an imaginary forestscape, and has been created by the artist over a 10-day period before the show opens.

The work, which will remain at Firstsite for one year before being ‘unmade’, has transformed the gallery’s white walls with swathes of pulsating colour that have been washed, scrubbed and stroked into place with expressive brushstrokes. The sheer scale of this spatial environment draws the viewer deeper into the painting itself, inviting the beholder into the aesthetic world of the artist as they follow the movements that he took when creating the work.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun Wunderkammer Curiosities from Colchester
Fri 10 Mar - Sun 4 Jun Zhang Enli : Gesture and Form

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu