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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: "St Clements Art Chaplaincy"

St Clement’s Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy will be exhibiting on the Leigh Community Centre Community Art Wall from 30th May to 1st July.

The chaplaincy is made up of a group of artists and creatives who are mostly church congregation members. Their joy is to bring art into the church and out into the community when the opportunity arises,

Headed up by Mother Cherry Sandover, associate priest at St Clement’s church in the Broadway and at St Mark’s, Southend - who is also an arts lecturer - the Chaplaincy has been meeting and encouraging each other in various projects for about eight years.

Hosting exhibitions of local artists as well as in-house artists on various themes the intention has also been to encourage Access to Art and Design students from the college to take part, giving them a sense of what it is like to curate a show in a particular context.

This exhibition is a collection of work in various mediums of the artists’ personal passions but on occasions in the past the Art Wall has also hosted Chaplaincy exhibitions such as in 2018 when they marked the Centenary of the First World War.

Some exhibits reflect the life of St Clement’s and its ethos and standing in the community while others simply offer an idea the artist finds inspirational.

Most of the exhibits are for sale and the Chaplaincy will be making a charitable donation from proceeds.

Past Exhibitions 

  • 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 - The -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"