A 200 tonne building has been lifted onto the end of Southend Pier. It was transported along the Thames last night and will become a cultural centre. It will house exhibitions, performances and artworks.
A centre for disabled people in Sussex is using art to boost the confidence of its clients...and produce remarkable paintings.Read the full story ›
The Searchlight charity is working with disabled people in Sussex to develop artistic talent. Today paintings by residents of the Searchlight complex at Newhaven go on sale in a fund-raising show. John Ryall reports.
Art tutor Jane Gayler and artists Sheila Furniss and Moira Barrall
For more information visit the Searchlight website
A series of new images are going on display in Kent setting out opposition to proposed airport expansion in the Thames Estuary.Read the full story ›
Bronze sculptures by some of the UK's top artists are on display in Oxford to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games.Read the full story ›
The UK's top artists have created 30 bronze sculptures to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Penny Silvester went to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to see them on display.
Visitors have had their first chance to look around a new art gallery in East Sussex. The £4m Jerwood Gallery in Hastings showcases paintings from the 20th and 21st centuries. The project is part of a £9m redevelopment of the Stade.
The £4m Jerwood art gallery in Hastings opens its doors tomorrow at 10am.
The building, on the seafront by the fishing fleet, houses a collection of paintings from artists such as Rose Wylie from Kent, L.S. Lowrie, and David Bomberg.
It's hoped the venue will help to revitalise the town though some people feel it's in the wrong place and too costly - £2 for locals and £7 for non-residents.
Time will tell if this gallery can exert the same effect on Hastings as the Turner Contemporary has on Margate in Kent.
The South East's latest cultural centre opens tomorrow with the promise it will regenerate the local area - but not everyone is convinced.Read the full story ›