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CIC FAIR II and changes to TFEA Personnel ...more

EXCITING MONTHS! Lizzylovesart Blog


Past and future happy events for TFEA ...more



TFEA, UAL and Woodlands School
On Wednesday, 24th February, 2016, TFEA launched their student Bursary scheme to the very people it is aimed at, young people still at school. In conjunction with the fantastic facilities, the event was held at Basildon’s Woodlands School, which following its refit, was an ideal venue for such an event. Special thanks must go to Nik Taylor and Sarah Stanley at Woodlands, along with their colleagues who did an excellent job in hosting the event.
Basildon’s Woodlands School
Basildon’s Woodlands School
 Pupils from Woodlands, James Hornsby and the 6th form college, SEEVIC all attended. It was aimed at those with possible aspirations to go on into the Arts and eventually find work within that field. We had three sessions, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. It was gratifying to see the pupils getting along together and participating in the specially organised hands-on workshops that were put on show by representatives of UAL. To have UAL visit Basildon in itself is something of an achievement!   ...more



TFEA/BAT Collection & Bursary Launch.
Chair Trevor Harwood addresses guests at Beecroft Gallery
Chair Trevor Harwood addresses guests at Beecroft Gallery

TFEA began 2016 with the first of its long planned for activities. The exhibition of the Basildon Art Collection henceforth to be called TFEA/BAT Collection opened at a Private View with specially invited guests on Friday 15th January at the Beecroft Gallery Southend on Sea. To the best of my knowledge, this had not been made possible in the past. The BAT Collection now encompassed within TFEA’s care meant this was achievable. The following day the exhibition was open to all and the BAT Collection has remained on view to until it’s closure, at the end of this week, Saturday, 12th March. ...more

Lizzylovesart Blog


What has been so heartening has been the reaction of those people we have engaged with on our journey and who been a substantial part of our success so far. When I first spoke with the University of the Arts London (UAL) they were so wonderful and positive. At every stage we have been supported with good humour and professionalism. At every turn they have come good on their promises to help us realise our dreams of a bursary and our hopes for the future. Our dealing with Christie’s of London have been absolutely fantastic. ...more

TFEA / BAT Collection Exhibition


The Foundation for Essex Arts is delighted to be able to show the BAT Collection of artworks dating from the late 1950s and 1960s era of British Modern Art held on behalf of the people of Basildon.
The Basildon Exhibition also marks the launch of the TFEA/BAT Bursary Fund to the University of the Arts London for the benefit of students from Basildon and Essex.