Focal Point GalleryThe Forum, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS11NB Opening Hours: Mon-Tue Closed/Wed-Sat 11am–5pm/Sun 11am–4pm
- Accessible Toilet
- Changing Places Facility
- Wheelchair Accessible
Focal Point Gallery is a free public art gallery based in the centre of Southend-on-Sea at the ground floor of the town’s central library, The Forum. The gallery also curates Big Screen Southend, Twenty One and Radical ESSEX as well as commissioning a programme of public art projects, printed matter and events across the town for all.
We welcome all visitors and aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. All of our exhibitions are FREE, on some occasions we charge a nominal fee for events.
Focal Point Gallery supports the production and presentation of new and recent contemporary art that challenges us to think and feel differently about locality, our sense of self and the importance of communities. Our wide-ranging and pioneering artistic programme is relevant to local and national audiences alike, through exploring current concerns that also resonate internationally. Based in Southend-on-Sea on the Thames Estuary, FPG’s activities take place in locations across the region with our reach extended by working collaboratively with like-minded partners. FPG commissions and presents major solo exhibitions, group and thematic shows, events and off-site projects, which develop new audiences and engage local communities.
We operate a relaxed time every Thursday and Sunday between 11 and 12pm when the exhibition is open specifically for visitors with autism, Tourette’s or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed attitude towards movement and noise making. Amendments to lighting and sound will also be made.