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Beecroft21 February 2017 - 06 May 2017
Russell Cooper's take on football is both art and archive; an art based documentary which combines nostalgia with social comment in an exhibition that includes painting, large scale prints, assemblage, cut-outs, kinetic sculpture, toys and memorabilia. Free Admission Tues - Sat, 10:00 - 17:00
Disrupting the Archive
Beecroft25 February 2017 - 08 April 2017
TOMA* artists delved into the Beecroft art stores to produce new artworks informed by, responding to or disrupting pieces held within the collection. The contemporary will be shown alongside the archival for the alternative art programme's first group show. *TOMA is an affordable student led alternative fine art programme pitched…
Art History Mornings: Sunny Days in Cornwall (1900s)
Beecroft25 March 2017 - 25 March 2017
"Sunny Days in Cornwall (1900s)" We enter the 20th-century bathed in sunlight as the influence of French Impressionism takes us back down to Cornwall. We are in holiday mood. Artists such as Lamorna Birch, Alfred Munnings and Laura Knight find themselves enraptured by clear air, warm sunshine and blue seas:…
Veterans: A Shared Experience
Central25 March 2017 - 24 March 2018
This powerful exhibition explores the experiences, memories and sacrifices of local Veterans. Through portrait photography and oral histories, the lives and experiences of these local heroes are shared and appreciated. This exhibition is a tribute to those we have sadly lost during the project. ---------------------------------- Southend Central Museum Exhibition Space…
Southend at War!
Central08 April 2017 - 08 April 2017
Hear the stories and experiences of local Southenders, both young and old, throughout the Second World War. Handle original objects, look through local images and have a go at making your own commemorative medal. 10:00 - 16:00 Drop-in Event Entry: Free | Activities: £2.50