Relay 2022 – Focal Point Gallery

Relay 2022 – Focal Point Gallery

Focal Point Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of  ‘Relay 2022’, a project first initiated in 2021 to the platform and support the work of local artists in a paid opportunity across our digital platforms every two weeks from 30th May to 11th July 2022.

Each artist is invited to share original work, research, or work in progress which will be displayed digitally in the form of a one-minute video across Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery’s website and social media channels. The content for this programme includes original creative material that demonstrates the broad and diverse nature of artist disciplines across Southend.

Each participating artist then in turn are asked to nominate another Southend-based practitioner to feature in the programme. This year’s ‘Relay’ will feature three rounds and total of nine artists, beginning with multidisciplinary artist  Mary  Lodge, storyteller  Hannah Brailsford and visual artist Victoria Sills. The next round of nominated artists are Daisy Hamlin, Trigger Bliss and Peter Haugh.

About Focal Point Gallery

Focal Point Gallery supports the production and presentation of new and recent contemporary art that challenges us to think and feel differently about locality, our sense of self and the importance of communities. Our wide-ranging and pioneering artistic programme is relevant to local and national audiences alike, through exploring current concerns that also resonate internationally. Based in Southend-on-Sea on the Thames Estuary, FPG’s activities take place in locations across the region with our reach extended by working collaboratively with like-minded partners.

FPG is located on the ground floor of The Forum building in Elmer Square, 100 metres from Southend Central Station. (Trains are every fifteen minutes from London Fenchurch Street, journey time fifty minutes.) As south Essex’s only public funded gallery for contemporary art,  FPG  receives regular funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation and is part of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council from which it receives ongoing support.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm

Jamie Langstone