Exhibitions

Colchester has fantastic selection of galleries and museums as well as a good variety of multifunctional spaces and locations ideal for a pop-up art show. This means there's usually a great exhibition to take in whenever you choose to visit.

Firstsite is the best place to start, but browse the listings below to see what other exhibitions are on now and coming up.

Chappel Viaduct Art Display Jun 19

Władysław Mirecki - Chappel Viaduct Art Display This display will take place throughout the summer during Museum opening hours from Saturday 15th June to Sunday 18th August 2024. We hold regular event days throughout the year, see What's On for details. Come along and see the…

Concrete Dreams: Just Can't Get Enough Jun 19

Immerse yourself in the experiences of those who moved to post-WWII 'New Towns' and the communities affected by these developments, through paintings, photography, videos, visual poetry and drawings. Presented 75 years after Basildon in Essex was designated a New Town…

David Lock: In-between Us Jun 19

'In-between Us' seeks to examine identity and masculinities, challenging social constructs and stereotypes through art by weaving connections between the past and present. Join us to investigate how ideas of masculinities have changed across centuries, reflect on the…

Lunar Lullabies Jun 19

Join Colchester’s own Jane Taylor on a celestial adventure, inspired by her timeless poem, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Embark on a cosmic odyssey as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Essex writer’s passing and trace the fascinating legacy…

Lee Thomas Pop-Up Shop Jun 20

An exclusive event featuring Colchester artist Lee Thomas. Lee will be showcasing his work, engaging with visitors, and offering pieces for purchase. Lee Thomas draws inspiration from the natural world, reflecting his deep appreciation for nature in his art. His work has gained…

Gaia at Colchester Castle Jul 19

This summer, Colchester Castle is thrilled to welcome Gaia, a captivating six-metre diameter touring artwork that brings the Earth’s beauty to an unprecedented scale. Developed in collaboration with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot, and the UK…