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Beecroft Art Gallery

Victoria Aveune, Southend on Sea, SS2 6EX
Facilities:
  • Gift-Shop
  • Toilets

Beecroft Art Gallery has a permanent collection of over 2000 works, ranging from 17th-century Dutch paintings to contemporary works.

The collection includes examples by artists such as Molenaer, Ruisdael and Berchem plus 19th-century artists including Rossetti, Constable and Edward Lear. There are works by Carel Weight, the Great Bardfield Group, and a fine bronze by Jacob Epstein. The local artist Alan Sorrell is represented by his Drawings of Nubia series depicting a visit to Egypt prior to the building of the Aswan Dam. The Thorpe Smith Collection of local landscape views contains paintings, drawings and prints from as early as 1803.

Beecroft Art Gallery is a branch of Southend Museums Service, which has an eclectic collection of paintings from local artists, and a year-round programme of exhibitions, including the Essex Open exhibition and historic costume displays from Southend Museums’ collection.

Southend Museum Community Art Installation

If you’ve ever wanted to display in an art gallery, then now is your chance by taking part in Southend Museums’ new Community Art Installation!  Pick up a wooden blank of the human form from any of our museum sites and decorate it in a way that you feel represents you.

All completed works delivered back to the Beecroft Art Gallery by the 28 of July 2024 will be displayed in unity in an upcoming community exhibition in the gallery.

Events at this venue

The Drag Show
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