Descriptive Information


Record Set



Other Identifiers

OC/8/3 (local reference number)

Has provenance

esea contemporary (1987-)


2004 onwards (is coverage date of)

Scope and Content

Records associated with the 'First Step' showcase/


This records set brings together records relating to the First Step exhibitions at the Centre, 2004-2014. 

'First Step' was an alternative platform to supporting new and emerging talent and was specifically aimed at artists of Chinese heritage whose work could be displayed two-dimensionally or appropriately within a small exhibition space on the stairs in the Centre. Although artists could show existing works, they were encouraged to create new works specially for the space. The space was also closely linked with the CD:GM and the PAD scheme project which supported emerging artists. 

Access and Use

Conditions of Access

Unless prohibited under UK data protection legislation, the records within this set are available for non-commercial private research on-site in the esea ResearchLab via dedicated terminals or by appointment.

Digital surrogates of the records can be accessed through the online catalogue if we have permission of holders of the intellectual property of the record's contents.

Conditions of Use

The records in this record set are accessible for private non-commercial research use unless restricted under UK Data Protection legislation.

Open records which are solely the copyright of esea contemporary are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License. Records which are the intellectual property of other creators are not available online unless we have permission of all of the copyright holders. Please see individual record descriptions for more information.

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Keywords & Terms

SubSeries ; On site ; First Step (2004-2014)


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