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.
We are so excited to announce that our Community Art Wall is back up and running!!!
The corridors in Leigh Community Centre form our community exhibition space, showcasing the talents of local artists. As the centre has been closed to the public over the majority of the last 18 months, we are thrilled to once again welcome some colour in our corridors!
The first exhibition since last year has been curated by our past and present Artists in Residence, Kerry Doyland and Susan Allen.
“Art in the Attic” will be running at the centre from 26th July - 10th September.
Susan Allen and Kerry Doyland come from very different creative backgrounds, but they share a love of painting and drawing from life. Their residencies in our attic studio at the Community Centre have afforded them the space to be able to design backdrops in which to set the human form or arrange a still life.
This exhibition will showcase a variety of work created by both artists in the attic here at the Centre. It will also show some of their plein air landscapes done further afield, some as part of Susan’s art teaching and some as a record of Kerry’s time spent painting with Sky Arts.
There will also be pieces painted by local artists who were invited as guests, to the painting sessions in the attic, hosted by Kerry during her residency and now Susan during hers.
Stay tuned for more details about an exhibition and studio open evening on 3rd September 7pm - 9pm to showcase the artwork on offer.
Follow @leightowncouncilartsgroup on Instagram for more updates about our art projects in the town www.instagram.com/leightowncouncilartsgroup
Back in April the Council launched its first Writing Competition. Open to everyone, the competition called for short stories or poems to be submitted about our town, Leigh-on-Sea.
A group of our councillors read through every submission and have chosen their winners!
5 - 7 yrs category - Teddy Giles
8 - 11 yrs category - Seren Smith and William Hutley
12 - 15 yrs category - Ryan Fey-Whitman
Over 18's - Sophia Faraway
These winners will all get their poems printed in Issue 12 of our magazine and when safe to do so they will be displayed on our Community Art Wall.
We have got a town full of wonderfully creative people, and we have thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's entries. Well done everyone!
‘My Old Leigh Town’
by Sophia Faraway (Over 18)
A squawking seagull
A familiar breeze
A sky so clear
As beautiful as the seas
A coastal walk
Ice creams in the sun
Picnics in the park
A whole day of fun
A centre of creativity
That sparks the imagination
A daily retreat
A lifetime vacation
Community at heart
A feel-good town
Here I was born
And my heart is bound