a portrait of a woman with blonde hair, beside a teapot.


Sarah Lucas, one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, who first came to prominence as a leading light in the generation of Young British Artists (YBAs), will curate a major exhibition at Firstsite in 2023 - and it’s going to be very BIG.

Under the headline BIG WOMEN, the Colchester gallery will showcase work by leading female artists; Renata Adela, Fiona Banner, Kate Boxer, Yoko Brown, Angela Bulloch, Phillippa Clayden, Vanessa Fristedt, Maggi Hambling, Pam Hogg, Rachel Howard, Merilyn Humphries, Patricia Jordan, Princess Julia, Abigail Lane, Tory Lawrence, Millie Laws, Polly Morgan, Clare Palmier, Georgina Starr, Gillian Wearing, Sue Webster and Lucas herself.

The exhibition – which runs from 11 February to 18 June 2023 - promises a wealth of diverse artworks to enjoy - and a few surprises too.

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BIG WOMEN: Curated by Sarah Lucas

Type:Art Exhibition

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

Tel: 01206 713 700

Opening Times

Season (11 Feb 2023 - 18 June 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00


"Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner" Firstsite, ColchesterFirstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.