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FOCAL POINT GALLERY

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534108

www.fpg.org.uk
focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station


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Click to enlargeSAMARA SCOTT : ONE SUMMER
Jul 20 - Oct 13, 2019
Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present a new temporary public artwork for its annual railway bridge commission on Southend High Street. This year, artist Samara Scott has been invited to create a brand new large-scale artwork which will adorn either side of the bridge’s fašade in the centre of the town. Visible for a half mile along the town’s main shopping thoroughfare to the sea, the work will launch on 20 July and remain on view until 13 October 2019.

ROSIE HASTINGS AND HANNAH QUINLAN : IN MY ROOM
Feb 15 - May 30, 2020
As a new body of work, ‘In My Room’ develops the artists’ enquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This enquiry builds on their travels across the UK whilst making ‘UK Gay Bar Directory (UKGBD)’ 2016, a vast project documenting the systematic closure of LGBTQA+ dedicated social spaces. To Quinlan and Hastings, it became apparent through this research that the gay scene caters predominantly to white gay men. This prompted them to consider how this scene strengthens the historic male access to capital and power within the urban landscape.

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