Photography for Firstsite - Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions and Late Lounge @ Firstsite

January 30, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

In December I spent a lovely evening photographing evening events at Firstsite. First, the opening event for their gloriously colourful exhibition Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions, followed by Late Lounge @ Firstsite, in collaboration with Colchester Arts Centre.

 

Photograph of people in a gallery space with walls painted purple to the left and covered in a large colourful painted imagery to the right. In the centre of the frame is a person in an orange jacket and trousers with an orange cap, looking at a red stand in the middle of the room that has a painting of flowers mounted on the side facing the camera. To the left of the frame is an opening to another room, in front of which is a black speaker on a stand.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

"Marking the first major exhibition of Lucy Harwood’s work since 1975, this exhibition offers a captivating exploration of the life and career of the artist, a dedicated Post-Impressionist painter whose work echoes the boldness of Van Gogh and Gauguin."

The opening for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions was lovely and I was so interested to learn about Lucy Harwood, a local artist who was both a student and then a mentor at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. I've since been back to have a good look at the vibrant works and interesting artefacts.

Late Lounge @ Firstsite was also excellent - a wonderful atmosphere and excellent performances from musicians and poets, I lingered to soak it in, what a great way to spend a Friday night!

Below are some photographs from both events, but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions and future Late Lounge @ Firstsite dates. I highly recommend both!

 

Photograph of three people in coats in conversation in front of a purple wall upon which hang paintings of flowers by Lucy Harwood. Bottom left of the frame a bright green block with a painting mounted upon it is partially visible.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a person in a grey coat with a black shoulder bag in a red-painted gallery upon which 6 paintings are hung, with an information panel on a stand in the corner, towards the right of the frame.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of two people looking at the Lucy Harwood exhibition in Firstsite, one in the foreground looking at a bust of a head mounted on a black plinth in a clear case, another behind stands in front of a purple wall upon which hang paintings by Lucy Harwood. To the left of the frame bright green walls and blocks are partially visible.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a musician performing in the Firstsite café, at night, with colourful lights illuminating the performance area by the windows, which is filled with music equipment. Above is a neon sign. In the foreground people are sitting at tables in a darker area, watching.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in pink/purple light. The musician is using electronic equipment at the desk in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. To the left is a vest jacket with a photograph of a man's face on it (out of focus) and in the distance is the serving area of the café.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Late Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. In the centre a poet with a pink mohawk and pinstripe suit is speaking into a microphone. On the right is musical equipment on a rug and on the far wall above the entrance to the toilets a neon sign is visible but overexposed.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of musicians performing in the Firstsite café, at night, with pink/purple light. The performers are to the left, amongst equipment, speakers and some clothing with an image of a man's face on it in the foreground. Above is a neon sign. To the right people are sitting at tables, watching and towards the centre people are standing watching at the café counter.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in red/orange light. The musician is using electronic equipment at the desk in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in pink/purple light. The musician is playing a harp and there is electronic equipment on the desks in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. In the centre two people are talking and laughing and on the far wall above the entrance to the toilets a neon sign is visible but overexposed.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions is open until Sunday 14 April 2024 at Firstsite.

Late Lounge @ Firstsite has dates coming up on the first Friday of the upcoming months.

Also, just to add that I recently went to the Firstsite Cinema to watch The Boy and The Heron and it was a really great experience - they have some really interesting screenings coming up so it's well worth having a look at the listings, they often have more unusual films as well as new releases.
 

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]


 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch


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