Artists and venues

The 2017 Art Trail was the biggest yet, and included over 60 artists at more than 30 venues across the borough.

See the full listings here.

Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve: Jane Lock, Jane Barry, Selena Chandler & Artistry of the Estuary – + Launch Party (Weds 12 July)
The Swan Gallery: Dachalot
The Gateway Academy: Pupils of Gateway
The Lightship Cafe: James Quinn and Geoffrey Stringfellow









St Catherine’s Church: Tim Harold & John Espin






Thurrock Mind: Emily Meaney




The White Hart: Jessica Ballantyne









Community House: Louise Rowe, Monica Qing & The Students of Beacon Hill School
Thameside Theatre Gallery: Community group art work facilitated by artists Arooj Khan, Brad Rumble and Jen Farrant
Thameside Theatre Foyer: John Gathercole



St Peter and Paul’s Church: Rachel O’Dwyre


High House Production Park: Hilary Powell









Hardie Park: Brad Rumble & Colin O’Donnell












Well House Gallery: Terry Finegan
The Bell Inn: Jack Browning























The Rising Sun: Chantal Bellew, Philip Smith, Grace Silverwood & Steve Lawes
The Ship: Jonathon Shilling
Grays Library: Itan Deterville









Grays Baptist Church: Cynthia Adams The Needles and Chat Knitting Group
Sense International: Jackie Burns









Coalhouse Fort: Lisa Anderson










Thurrock Yacht Club: Francesca Tosetto








South Essex College Waves Restaurant: Samantha Reilly & Eve Guevara-Sansom
Ostlers Restaurant: Emma Walsh & Roo Bannister











Smiths Orchard Garden Centre: West Horndon Arts Group
Open Studios 2017


The Traitor’s Gate: Thurrock Art Society, and others

















Also featuring:

Rainham Marshes R.S.P.B Nature Reserve // Open 9.30-5PM MONDAY-SUNDAY

Rainham Marshes R.S.P.B. Nature Reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SX

EXHIBITING: Thurrock Art Society (16-22nd July) & Chris Wallbank (23-29th July)


Inspire, Grays // Open 9.15-4.45pm TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 

Inspire Youth Hub, 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB

EXHIBITING: Ashley Palipana  (22-29th July)

I am a 10 year old extreme artist. I am the founder of the Ashley palipana art gallery. I have exhibited my art in the Europe’s biggest international art fair at London. I have also exhibited my art at various art exhibitions such as Grays art gallery and also in my school. I have recently exhibited my own art at Specsavers grays and have raised funds for the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital charity. I have won several art competitions such as Kinita art competition from Royal Opera house Purfleet, last summer and I have received the first prize. I won the easter art competition at intu lakeside and won the first prize from virgin holidays. I also twice won the Christmas art competition from St John’s Ambulance East anglia. I have held many exhibitions localy with my art work and raised funds for the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital charity. I am a naturally born artist and I enjoy being an artist everyday.


Europa, Grays // Open 10-7PM MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9-6PM SATURDAY, 10-4PM SUNDAY

Europa, 19 High Street, Grays, RM17 6NP

EXHIBITING: Sharon Vane (22-29th July)

I’m an artist that likes to explore all sorts of mediums. My favourites are acrylic painting and glassware.

South Essex College // Open 9-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY

South Essex College – Thurrock Campus, High Street, Grays, RM17 6TF

EXHIBITING: South Essex College Students (22-29th July)


St Luke’s Hospice Charity Shop // Open 9-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY

St Lukes Hospice, 22 High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6LU

EXHIBITING: Matthew White (22-29th July)

I am pixelicious. I work with stencils and spray paint and mostly work in a pixelated style. I experiment with spray paint and layers to try and get a depth in my experimental work. I work on just about anything canvas, walls, furniture and even cars.