Southend’s Twilight Worlds at TOMA Project Space | 16th July – 8th October

Southend’s Twilight Worlds at TOMA Project Space | 16th July – 8th October

We are delighted to announce ‘Southend’s Twilight Worlds’ , an exhibition and publication uncovering an alternative history of Southend-on-Sea, Essex at TOMA Project Space from 16 July to 8 October 2022. Featured artists include The Agency of Visible Women, Sunil Gupta, Ruth Hazel, Josephine Melville (SEACA), George Morl, Amy Pennington, Scottee and Lu Williams.

The Southend’s Twilight Worlds publication, launching on the opening event on Friday 15 July from 2-6pm, features brand new essays by Justin Bengry, Rose Cleary, Merline Evans, Elliot Gibbons, Theo Gordon, and Sarah Wayman, alongside a poem by artist Elsa James, interviews with Southend Pride and UK Black Pride, and a personal reflection by Josephine Melville. The book is edited by curator of the project Elliot Gibbons, designed by Design Print Bind and published by The Old Waterworks.

Southend’s Twilight Worlds is curated by Elliot Gibbons and produced in partnership with TOMA (The Other MA), The Old Waterworks, Grrrl Zine Fair, Southend Pride, Metal Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Southend Museums and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, and is made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Essex Heritage Trust.

For more information on the project, please see the attached press release, and follow @southendstwilightworlds on Instagram!

Jamie Langstone