Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex sign on country road. Ink on paper drawing


Colchester's contemporary art gallery, Firstsite hosts a major exhibition of brand new works by Michael Landy CBE (b.1963).

Michael Landy grew up in Ilford during the 60’s and 70’s - at a time when the town transitioned from being in Essex to Greater London. For his first major public gallery exhibition in the UK for almost a decade - and on the 20th anniversary of one of his most famous works Break Down – Michael Landy is producing a body of new work that explores, celebrates and questions the recent history of his home county and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture.

Michael Landy’s Welcome to Essex (25 June – 5 September 2021) takes as it’s starting point a newspaper column published in 1990, which first coined the term ‘Essex Man’…

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  • Free Entry


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

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Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex

Type:Art Exhibition

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

Tel: 01206 713700

Opening Times

Season (25 June 2021 - 5 Sept 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Free entry