Noel Betowski: Growing up as an artist in Thurrock

Noel Betowski is an artist born in Tilbury and now operating out of Cornwall, who creates incredible large form abstract works. He has exhibited both as a part of a group and solo countless times, and now paints full time. His art echoes the religious symbolism and illuminations typically found in early Medieval Bible manuscripts, […]

Launch Night 12/7/17

Last night we hosted our launch night for this year’s Thurrock Art Trail at the idyllic Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking. We were joined by over fifty artists and enthusiasts, as well as the recently appointed Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Tunde Ojetola, who gave a short but inspiring speech about the positive aspects of the borough. […]

Gateway FM Interview

Earlier this week, Yogesh Taylor (Project Manager) and Patricia Douglas (Board Member) of the Thurrock Art Trail sat down with Gateway 97.8, where Patricia is the arts correspondent. They spoke about what’s on throughout this years trail, giving a brief intro to some of the highlights and events tied in to the programme. You can […]

ROHThurrock10

The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years in Thurrock   The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years of working in Thurrock and everyone is invited to the free party.    It’s ten years since the Royal Opera House began work on its world-class production facilities in Purfleet. From early involvement with the local community on projects […]

Ring Cycle

Artist, Hilary Powell has spent the last year exploring the landscapes and narratives of Purfleet. She is preparing to present Ring Cycle – an audio visual symphony that transposes an epic cast of gods and mortals into this contemporary Thameside landscape.   Once described as ‘a countryside of mystery and elusive charm’ where aloof and […]

Photography in the Community

Jen Farrant is one of the local artists facilitating workshops with local groups to create work for the Thurrock Art Trail. She wrote a few words about the workshops she has led, giving an insight into her methodology, interests, and the problems which face photographers. Jen is a writer, photographer and consultant. Her personal photography […]

Artist Call out: Deadline 21 May

Thurrock Art Trail 2017: final call out for artists 15th July 2017 is the start date for the sixth annual celebration of visual arts, the Thurrock Art Trail. ThAT 2017 runs until 30th July and for the first time this year, as part of its Love Grays festival, Grays Town will also host its own […]

Get involved

Welcome to the official Thurrock Art Trail website! The Trail will run from Saturday 15th – Sunday 30th July at a variety of venues throughout Thurrock. Here you will find everything you need to know to help you find your way around the Trail, and about all the artists. If you are an artist or venue […]