Imagining a New Future

Imagining a New Future

Open Call 28 July to 25 September 2020

Focal Point Gallery is inviting people of the town to tell us about their activities or new experiences during lockdown and to submit ideas for imagining a new positive future for Southend. We invite you to send in your ideas in the form of a drawing, photo or video.

You don’t have to be good at drawing to take part! It can also be a written text, a visual display of words, a recording of your thoughts, or a photo of a sculpture, an edible piece of art, something you have grown or a performance. Your artwork will then be displayed publicly in Southend in autumn.

To help you get your idea into an artwork, Focal Point Gallery has selected three local artists (Josephine Melville, Scotty Brave and Laurence Harding) to make an activity pack around the theme.

This project is presented in conjunction with FPG’s group exhibition, ‘To Dream Effectively’ which brings together international artists whose work offers inventive, and at times cautionary reflections on a future that is conditional on how we dream it to be.

Click here to see how to submit your entry.