East London Group
Out of the City Exhibition
At the weekend I made the trip to Beecrofts Gallery in Southend for this exhibition. I had been in contact with the curator of the exhibition, Alan Waltham for sometime trying to pinpoint where a couple of paintings were done.
This painting of Shell Beach, painted in 1933 by Walter (Wally) Steggles was chosen to be the principle painting of the group, so although it is relatively small it played a major part in the publicity and the exhibits.
I chose to go last Saturday as Alan was giving a guided tour of the exhibits and their creators. Although I am not an arty person I found his talk to be very interesting and if anyone can get along on the 25th June when Alan will again be giving talks, I can assure you your time wont be wasted.
You can see the flyer with times etc in the gallery below please click on the thumbnail to see enlargement.