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Sensation of Place Exhibition

Basildon Arts Trust Exhibition and Talk

The Foundation for Essex Arts (TFEA) is pleased to announce an exhibition of work from the Basildon Arts Trust (BAT) in the Alchemy Gallery at Craft Arena, The Village, Barleylands. The exhibition, ‘A Sense of Place and Shape’ willbe accompanied by a talk from distinguished art historian Dr Mark Banting.

This will be a unique opportunity to see a specially curated selection of works from the Basildon Arts Trust Collection in the Alchemy Gallery at Craft Arena, Studios 49-51 The Village, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD. The exhibition has been curated by Denise Gannon, owner of Craft Arena and a trustee of TFEA and will run from Sunday 1st July until Sunday 29th July with a private viewing on Thursday 5th July 2018 from 7.00 - 9.00 pm.

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to choose my favourite pieces from the BAT collection” said Denise. “It will give more people the opportunity to see the work held in trust for the people of Basildon.”

Dr Mark Banting, the distinguished art historian, will give a talk entitled ‘The Sensation of Place’ on Friday13th July from 6.30 pm. This will explore art from the exhibition and the ways in which artists represent memories and feelings of particular places and the responses these pictures might call up in the minds of us as viewers. 

“The Foundation for Essex Arts are delighted to welcome Dr Banting and giving visitors theopportunity to hear his talk and see the exhibition.”

The Foundation for Essex Arts is a registered charity and provides a bursary through the University of Arts London for disadvantaged students from Essex. TFEA supports creative careers advice and cultural development in Essex.

Craft Arena is a studio, Art Gallery and shop selling needlecraft and mixed media supplies and holding workshops, based at The Village, Barleylands Road, Billericay.

For more information contact Denise Gannon at Craft Arena on 01268 523780 or email

Liz Grant