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Thursday, October 11th

The Event

Join Curator Ciara Phipps for a tour of her Beecroft Art Gallery exhibition "Construction." Afterwards visit the costume store with conservator Claire, who will outline the care of the collection and provide an exclusive opportunity to view the collection up-close.

The Exhibition


Pulled together from fashion and artworks from Southend Museums' Dress and Textiles collection, the Fine Art Collection, and through private loans, this exhibition explores notions of construction in relation to fashion, image creation and persona. Through physical, social and historical lenses, the exhibition considers how the construction of garments and accessories works to build a complete sense of identity.


Directions

By car

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, next to the Central Museum. The car park is Pay & Display. The Beecroft Art Gallery is to your left as you walk from the car park.

By rail

The nearest station is Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line from London. As you exit the station, turn right onto Victoria Avenue. Walk past the Central Museum. You will see the Beecroft Art Gallery immediately after on your right.

If you are arriving at Southend Central, on the London Fenchurch Street line, the gallery is roughly a 5-10 minute walk away. Exit the station and once on the High Street, turn left. Continue straight to the end, taking the path between the Odeon and New Look towards Southend Victoria Station. Cross the road, carrying straight past the station and Central Museum. The Beecroft Art Gallery will be immediately after on your right.

For more information about how to get to the gallery, please click here.

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