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Firstsite, Colchester

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  • Yet again Firstsite have given over their exhibition space for a lame display by the commercial art gallery Hauser and Wirth. This 'new' exhibition is, in Firstsite's own words, "Hauser & Wirth galler...  more »
  • For the first time since I've been visiting Firstsite there is a exhibition worth seeing "Chip night" features work by prisoners and young offenders from various units in East of England and like all ...  more »
  • I made my first visit to this gallery about 5 years ago ... The best thing about the gallery was the ability to park nearby. Very poor building based mainly on image rather than function or practicali...  more »
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  • Went to see a film. Great auditorium except it was so uncomfortably hot. It has put me off going again which is a shame as I love the variety of this place. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. Great cafe and gift shop. Toilets are great. Free to get in but films are at a price although we did get a free poster of the film this time which was great. If they could sort out air conditioning in the auditorium it would be 5 stars.
  • Fab place to visit, always something new to experience. Cafe for a quick coffee or lunch. The shop stocks art work and cards by The Quirky Artist, a Colchester artist, her original lino prints of Colchester Castle! Beautiful. And pointillism art as well. Worth a look!
  • Such a shame, a building with so much potential of such a great size, yet it holds little. The cinema inside is one of the best things going for it. As for work on display there are very little. For the monumental cost of the structure you would hope it housed a decent display of pictures unfortunately this is not the case. Great cafe, the Roman mosaic is fascinating. There are much better art galleries nearby.
  • Poor. Load of rubbish. Know art is a matter of conjecture. Surely an art gallery can do better than this. My 3rd visit and never been impressed yet. Other galleries normally have something to grab your attention
  • Possibly the best thing about Colchester. Always interesting. Great for kids. Good films. Best coffee in Colchester by a country mile.
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