Firstsite is a public contemporary art gallery in Colchester, Essex. Over the last fifteen years it has gained a strong reputation, presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond. Situated in Colchester’s ‘cultural quarter,’ the present building was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, and opened in 2011. Firstsite’s exhibitions are installed on a rolling six-monthly basis. Entitled Camulodunum, the gallery’s first show included works by artists including Ai Weiwei, Subodh Gupta, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Aleksandra Mir, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Robert Smithson, J. M. W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Martin Parr, Rebecca Warren and Bill Woodrow. Firstsite is a partner of Plus Tate, which uses Tate’s resources to contribute to a network of arts organisations across the country, and to increase public access to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art. As part of Tate’s Artist Rooms programme, Firstsite presented a major exhibition of works by Andy Warhol in 2016.
On Februray 24th, Saatchi Gallery will open SALON, a new venture that has been created to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure in the UK. SALON works in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions. Lévy Gorvy will inaugurate its first exhibition, Tsuyoshi Maekawa. This presentation will include a selection of paintings by the acclaimed Japanese artist from the 1950s and ’60s, with important loans from Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp.
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Focal Point Gallery is a publicly funded art space located in Southend, Essex. Albany Arts Communications works with the gallery on a project basis. It is currently promoting the Peculiar People, an exhibition that charts the history of radicalism in Essex.
PACE is an international leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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© Keith Coventry, courtesy Pace Gallery
Founded in 2010 Blain|Southern shows the work of many established and emerging international artists. The gallery is located at 4 Hanover Square, and also has a space in Berlin. The Berlin gallery is located in the building that formerly housed the printing presses of the newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. The gallery is a concrete, steel and glass structure with a floor space of more than 1,300 square metres.
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Photo: Peter Mallet
Bruce Haines Mayfair, formerly Ancient & Modern, was founded in 2006. Its programme includes a roster on international artists, including Eva Berendes, Tim Braden, Matthias Dornfeld, Volker Eichelmann, Jane England, Salome Ghazanfari, Luke Gottelier, Raphael Hefti, Clive Hodgson, Des Hughes, Paul Johnson, Alan Kane, Markus Karstieß, Jan Pleitner, Rudolf Polanszky, the estate of Norbert Prangenberg and Audrey Reynolds.
Its first exhibition, which opened on Friday October 9th, is a solo display of paintings by Tim Braden whose studio is pictured above.
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Claire de Rouen Books was founded in 2005 by the late Claire de Rouen. The shop specialises in photography, fashion and art, and stocks photo books, fashion monographs, micropublishing, rare, signed and limited edition books, international magazines, look books and artist publications.
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CNB Gallery was founded in 2012 by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix, and is run by Rebecca Lidert. Located on Rivington Street, Shoreditch, it shows a wide range of artists, from the established to the undiscovered.
Above images: Danny Rolph 2016 Mixed Media on Triplewall 100 x 240cms
Cultural Traffic is a fair for counterculture material founded by Toby Mott and presented alongside a day of performance, poetry, music and film.
Free and open to all, the fair, which is held both in the UK and US, dealers of new, rare and collectable books, zines, prints, posters, catalogues, vinyl and tapes, giving the public a unique opportunity to purchase an eclectic variety of items at affordable prices directly from the producers.
Above Image: Cultural Traffic 2017 at Firstsite, Colchester. Photo credit: Eddie Bacon
Dadiani Fine Art is located on Cork Street, Mayfair, and has a further gallery in Monaco. The former was founded by Eleesa Dadiani in 2014. In addition to its exhibition programme, the gallery hosts music, poetry, literature and history events throughout the year.
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The HIX Award is a nationally acclaimed competition open to current art students and recent graduates. The award, which is now in its fourth year, was established by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix and CNB Gallery director Rebecca Lidert to help young artists taking their first professional steps into the art world. Applications are made online, and are then shortlisted by CNB Gallery director Rebecca Lidert. They are then judged by a 25-strong panel of high profile art experts who will choose the official winner of The HIX Award 2016. This year judges include Fru Tholstrop, Stephen Webster, Liz Murdoch and Mark Hix. Past winners of the award, physically embodied in a sculpture which was created by Damien Hirst, have included Felix Treadwell, Nicholas Permain, and Ally McIntyre.
Above: Mark Hix, Tracey Emin and Allyson McIntyre (centre), the winner of 2015 Hix Art Award.