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Community Art Wall

Leigh Community Centre host their own Community Art Wall with regular art exhibitions from local artists and groups. The Community Art Wall is open to those who have sufficient pieces of work to fill the space. There is no charge but applications are subject to the Community Centre's Terms and Conditions. 

Interested? Request an application pack from the Community Centre reception or e-mail us directly.  Artists and groups with a connection to the Leigh-on-Sea area will be given priority. 

The Artist in Residence and Art Wall initiatives are part of Leigh Town Council's commitment to promote the provision of accessible social, recreational, educational and cultural facilities within the town for the benefit of the community and visitors. 

Find out more about our current exhibitions by visiting our Instagram page. 


Current Exhibition: Terry Rayner

Leigh Community Centre is pleased to welcome a new exhibition on their Community Art Wall from local artist Terry Rayner from Monday 4th July.

Since retiring, Terry has returned to art after 50 years, having not painted since his school days. He found during lockdown he had a reignited passion for painting.

“I can’t define my style” says Terry “I look at a blank canvas with an idea in mind but a few hours later the canvas will be awash with something completely different. I see beauty in almost everything and have an ongoing love affair with nature and all she has to offer.”

Terry mostly uses acrylic paints for bright and vivid landscape and abstract pieces. He is a keen re-cycler and often reuses materials he finds in charity shops, such as canvases and frames.

“I am so pleased to have been given this opportunity to share my work with you all.”

The exhibition will be on display until 19th August. To find out more about Terry contact   07583 160885 or email

View more on Instagram @terrys.art66


Past Exhibitions 

  • 2022 - St Clement's Art Chaplaincy
  • 2022 - "Art in the Attic" - Susan Allen, Kerry Doyland and Friends 
  • 2022 - "Three Kindred Spirits" by Chrissie Bayliss, Kiki Reynolds and Allie Watson
  • 2022 - "The Latent Image" by The Minus 5 Collective
  • 2022 - Peter's Painters
  • 2021 - "Elements" by Mary Doyle, Hannah Faraway and Sally Faraway
  • 2021 - RBL Centenary Leigh Poppy Trail 
  • 2021 - Open Arts Essex
  • 2021 - Susan Allen, Kerry Doyland and Friends 
  • 2020 - Nicola Osborne and Amanda Westbury
  • 2019 - Leigh Community Centre Art Groups 
  • 2019 - The -5 Community Collective 
  • 2019 - Darren Jones 
  • 2019 - Create 98
  • 2019 - Malcolm Blake-Lawson
  • 2019 - Southend Adult Community College (part of the 2019 Leigh Art Trail) 
  • 2019 - Claire Atherton
  • 2019 - Ann Chadwick and John Pearman 
  • 2019 - John Harwood
  • 2019 - Youth Market Collaboration with with works by Faith Beswick, Alfie Winters, Amy Lambert & Alicia Hodson
  • 2018 - Drawing in the Park Group 
  • 2018 - Face2Face Arts Chapliancy 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Drawing to an End" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Painting with Light" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members - “Our Rebellious Artists Summer Show”
  • 2018 - Southend Adult Community College 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Figuratvely Speaking" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Ley of the Land"