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Artist in Residence 

Leigh Community Centre is home to the Council's annually appointed Artist in Residence. Through this programme the Council works with the artist to provide creative ideas and artistic services to the Leigh-on-Sea community. All types of art is considered for the rent free space.  

 Our previous artists in residence at Leigh Community Centre are as follows... 

  • 2022-23 Susan Allen and Kerry Doyland
  • 2021-22 Susan Allen 
  • 2019-21 Kerry Doyland (extended due to COVID-19)
  • 2017-18 Leigh Art Trail 
  • 2016-17 Mary Lister
  • 2013-16 Madelaine Hanman-Murphy


Mary Lister Legacy piece

Legacy Piece by Mary Lister

Artist in Residence 2023 - 2025 - Judith Lyall and Dorisarty 

It was so difficult to pick just one artist from the applications received for 2023/24 that Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Art Group offered a joint residency to two artist groups for two years and we are delighted that they accepted.

Dorisarty is a collective of two local women, Claire Burgoyne and Anne Pettenuzzo who have exhibited together over the last few years.  They have some great ideas for involving the community in various projects.  Look out for the Art Discussion evenings at Leigh Community Centre from May 2023.

Judith Lyall is a porcelain painter with such passion for her art.  Her primary goal is to share her knowledge and foster the re-growth of this beautiful art form.  Join in the fun of painting on porcelain by joining her small beginner's class in the cafe at Leigh Community Centre.

Further details of projects, promotions, events and classes can be found on our social media pages or community engagement app.



Applying for the Artist in Residence Scheme 2025/26

Leigh Community Centre will offer the use of its attic space to house an Artist in Residence.

Applications will be opening in January 2025 so do pop back then to complete an application form.

Application form

Artist brief