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Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

About

The Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies explore their mutual border, the River Stour, in an exhibition that celebrates the thriving creativity of the region, the joy of making and the enjoyment and well-being gained through experiencing art.

Over 120 members of the Art Societies have set out to examine their place in the landscape as they look across to the opposite side, and consider what borders mean more widely. What are borders? What are they for? What do they mean to people politically and emotionally?

Hung geographically to mirror the flow of the river, paintings, print, sculpture and textiles take you on a trip downstream, where you’ll encounter expressions of the landscape, and life that surrounds it. 

Artworks within the exhibition are for sale, with proceeds going to Firstsite and the artists – in support of the making and showing of future artworks and exhibitions.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

By Road:Follow signs to the Town Centre.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 1 mile away.

Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies: Borders

Type:Art Exhibition

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

Tel: 01206 713700

Fax: 01206 577161

Opening Times

Season (24 July 2020 - 27 Sept 2020)

* Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm