30 June 2016: 12:34 pm
A new home for art in the town centre
Basildon welcomed a new art gallery at the end of February which opened on the site of the Woolwich bank in the town square.
The Eastgate Art Gallery has moved from its former home in the Eastgate Shopping Centre to make way for toy store, The Entertainer.
Co-founder of the gallery, Vin Harrop, commented to the Echo: “The Basildon Art gallery is a fabulous new location and we have great plans for using this space to support all forms of artistic, cultural and community activity.”
The gallery has a vision of creating ‘a sustainable community educational service’ for the people of Basildon to meet gaps in the provision of access to the arts.