Invitation to Artists from the Mayor of Thurrock (and other updates)

Hi all,

The Thurrock Art Trail has been over for nearly two months now, but the arts scene in the area continues to peddle onward. Kinetika’s Silk River has made its way from Kew Gardens to Southend Pier via Purfleet, Tilbury and East Tilbury; John Gathercole’s C.U.L.T night is gathering momentum; and Well House Gallery in Horndon has reopened after an August break.

At the Thurrock Art Trail launch at Mucking in mid-July, the newly appointed Mayor of Thurock, Councillor Tunde Ojetola, made the offer to host exhibitions of local artists in the Mayoral Office, where local Councillors gather to meet regularly.

To make the selection process fair, Mr. Ojetola pulled names at random from a list of all those who exhibited during this year’s Art Trail.

We are delighted to announce the following have been selected to show their work in the following months:

Terry Finnegan – September 2017

Skylark Art Collective – October 2017

Phil Smith – November 2017

Lisa Anderson – January 2018

Pupils of Gateway Academy – February 2018

We hope to continue this partnership with local government into the future, and hope there will be other opportunities for local artists to be selected to show their work for years to come.

This is still a great opportunity for any other Artists to promote their work too during this time, whilst these will be seen by Councillors there would be room for a business card or A5 leaflet that Lisa could take in during the months of setting up as seen above. Please deliver or post to Lisa at Well House Gallery, High Road, Horndon on the Hill, Essex, SS178LF

In other news, we are working hard to put together a hyperlinked list of all Thurrock-based artists to this website, creating a centralized directory of creative people and groups in the borough! If you’re interested in being a part of this, please click HERE to fill in the very short form. This is an opportunity to expand your audience and show just how creative our borough really is, and not just in the summer time.

We look forward to hearing from you!