Essex Art Galleries

Art galleries in Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Clacton, Harlow, Ilford, Southend

Alan Bedding Photo Art

An online art gallery specialising in landscape and seascapes of East Anglia

Contact Information

Web Site: Alan Bedding Photo Art
 4 Enid Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5DL.
 01206 851068

Braintree District Museum

Braintree District Museum hold exhibitions showcasing the art and craftwork of local artists, crafters and sculptors. We host the annual Open Art Exhibition which invites artists from across our region to submit their 2D or 3D interpretations of each year’s theme, with up to 70 works being selected to go on display.

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Web Site: Braintree District Museum
 Braintree District Museum, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW.
 01376 325266

Brandler Galleries

A small but extensively stocked friendly place to visit and enjoy seeing art, Bradler Galleries are easy to find, accessible by both train and car and have their own car park.

Modern British, illustrations for children`s publications and English old masters

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Web Site: Brandler Galleries
 1 Coptfold Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4BN.
 01277 222269

Chappel Galleries

Up to 13 exhibitions a year by national artists. Opening Hours Thursday- Sundays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Paintings, sculpture and drawings

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Web Site: Chappel Galleries
 15 Colchester Road, Chappel, Essex, CO6 2DE.
 01206 240 326


Firstsite is a visual arts organisation based in Colchester, Essex. The intergrated programme of work at Firstsite includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists` support initiatives.

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Web Site: Firstsite
 Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH.
 01206 577 067

Focal Point Gallery

Opening times Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm Saturday – 9am – 5pm Closed Sundays, Bank Holidays and between exhibitions for installation

Photography and media arts

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Web Site: Focal Point Gallery
 Southend Central Library, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EX.
 01702 534108

Fry Art Gallery

Our Opening Hours are: Easter Sunday to last Sunday in October 2.00pm - 5.00pm Tuesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm Friday 11.00am - 1.00pm Saturday 2.00pm - 5.00pm Saturday 2.15pm - 5.00pm Sunday Also Open 2.15pm to 5pm on Bank Holidays

Works of the artistic community which flourished in and around the village of Great Bardfield before and after the Second World War.

Contact Information

Web Site: Fry Art Gallery
 Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BD.
 01799 513779

Gatehouse Arts

The Art of Craft exhibition at the Gatehouse Arts Westgate Gallery is an exhibition that celebrates contemporary craft. The exhibition will showcase the work of selected artists/ craftsmen who push the boundaries between fine art and craft. It also aims to educate about the diversity of craft through a series of talks, demonstrations and films that explore various disciplines and the processes and skills involved in them. The show will highlight exceptional artworks crafted in glass, ceramic, thread, wire, and wood. Exhibiting artists include Max Jacquard (Glass), Lindsay Taylor (Three dimensional Embroidery), Helaina Sharpley (Wire work), Alex Hamill (Kinetic sculptures made from wood), Ayse Simsek (Woven sculptures) and Amanda Westbury (Ceramics). Each of the artists/ craftsmen approaches the making process in a different way, leading to an exciting and eclectic mix of contemporary artworks made from traditional craft materials. Talks and demonstrations will take place throughout the exhibition. The times and dates are as follows: 29th March 1-2.30pm – A talk by Lindsay Taylor
 5th April 12-4pm – A demonstration of contemporary basket weaving by Joanne Dennis
 12th April 1-4pm – Talks by Max Jacquard and Alex Hamill Please Book a Place

Contact Information

Web Site: Gatehouse Arts
 19 Westgate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1JR.

Head Street Gallery

Relaxed, affordable and accessible, with friendly staff, Head Street Gallery offers a wide range of fine art and hand crafted gifts to suit all tastes and budgets

Fine art and hand crafted gifts

Contact Information

Web Site: Head Street Gallery
 1 Head St, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2AT.
 01787 472705

Martin Goode Watercolours

Images of Britain - Fine art prints depicting local views of Britain`s best loved cities, towns, villages and famous landmarks. Limited edition prints of traditional British landscapes reproduced from Martin Goode`s original watercolor paintings

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Web Site: Martin Goode Watercolours
 432 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex, IG2 6LL.
 020 8518 6131

Sculpt Gallery

Sculp Gallery shows sculpture and fine art ceramics by leading and up-coming artists working in the UK. The principal and resident artist is Maurice Blik. The gallery has a programme of annual exhibitions promoting a diverse range of work via group and solo shows. Visit the Sculpt Gallery website to see the current programme of exhibitions.

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Web Site: Sculpt Gallery
 Priory Mews, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0QB.

Sylvia Paul

Fine artist in oils, collage and textiles

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Web Site: Sylvia Paul
 21 Empire Road, HARWICH, Essex, CO123QA.

The Gallery

The Gallery, Ground Floor, Barking Learning Centre, is the first Art Gallery in Barking and Dagenham to open and establish itself within the community. The space is programmed by the Council`s Arts Service and is busy all year round. If you would like to exhibit your art work then please contact the Art`s service. `Group Show` will be showing at The Gallery from 6 - 21 November. The Gallery offers first time artists a platform to exhibit their work as part of a group exhibition. This experience can help to build confidence and act as a pathway for the emerging participants to work towards a solo exhibition at the Gallery. Exhibiting as part of this Group Show are local residents Jean Ayers, Ola Olaleye, Uche Mick Chinonso, Bhairavi Jathar and Chijoke Onukwugha. Jean Ayers sees her art as a form of self-therapy and ultimately a release of creativity. The eight pieces in this exhibition, when seen as a whole, represent her life journey over the past four years. Inspired by European and African art, the pieces in Ola Olaleye’s exhibition capture the essence and beauty of Nature, and are the result of years of practicing in a very rich and strong multi-cultural environment. Uche Mick Chinonso unleashes his passion as a railway enthusiast by imagining his fictional utopian landscape; Landon. His pieces compile a set of railway maps for the fictional city. Bhairavi Jathar has a special interest in children's illustrations, landscape paintings and still life, which are clear to see in her series of paintings and claywork. Each one of Chijoke Onukwugha's pieces acts as a narrative or metaphor for the behavioral patterns of humans in the modern world. Feel free to come into the Gallery and view the art work on display at any point during opening hours.

Contact Information

Web Site: The Gallery
 Ground Floor, Barking Learning Centre, Barking, Essex, IG11 7NB.
 020 8227 2482

The Picture Frame Gallery

We specialise in bespoke picture framing and fine art. Our workshop is on-site and our experienced team are on hand to offer advice and guidance when choosing your frame and mount card. We offer a unique selection of frames as we acquire most of our mouldings from Spain and Italy. We are confident that you can find the right frame from our wide selection for your specific piece. As part of our standard practice, all of our mounts and framing material are acid free to preserve the integrity of your piece. Additionally, we also offer conservation framing to preserve valuable or cherished works. Our gallery shows a mixed selection of contemporary original works by artist such as Domingo, Paul Finn and Roman Frances.

Contact Information

Web Site: The Picture Frame Gallery
 242 Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5EU.
 01708 760342

The Prints Gallery

The Prints Gallery is an online gallery selling a range of art in an affordable format and in a way that supports independent artists. We have a growing range of art for sale and welcome submissions from artists.

Contact Information

Web Site: The Prints Gallery
 Crosshill Cottage, Beazley End, Essex, CM7 5JH.

The Saffron Walden Gallery

The Saffron Walden Gallery is a light, airy, tranquil space displaying work by an eclectic mix of contemporary artists, sculptors & ceramicists. A serene environment conducive to the appreciation of fine art.

Contact Information

Web Site: The Saffron Walden Gallery
 77A High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1DZ.

The Twizzle Gallery

The Twizzle Gallery is an art gallery in Walton on the Naze, Essex. You will find exhibits of paintings, photographs, ceramics, glass, and textiles created by local artists. The work is of the highest quality with our artists having shown their work both nationally and internationally. The gallery is situated at the rear of the chandlery at Titchmarsh marina which itself is set in beautiful natural surroundings. Open every day of the week from 9am until 4pm. Free entry.

Contact Information

Web Site: The Twizzle Gallery
 Marine Chandlery, Titchmarsh Marina, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8SL.
 01255 676411

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