Jazz as artists see it - 9th April - 15th May

Art exhibitions on the theme of Jazz are virtually unknown in this country and Harlow Art Trust will be breaking new ground with this vibrant exhibition. The show includes prints, oil painting, sculpture, digital artwork, and drawing each with a unique interpretation of Jazz from its African American origins to today’s smooth jazz scene. Artworks include bold portraits of Jazz greats, musically inspired sculptures and paintings that evoke the feel of Jazz and the environment in which it thrived. Also on display are Jazz posters, records, programmes, autographed sketches and a saxaphone.

Selected artists from the region and one from Sweden have been invited to produce work especially for this exhibition which will be opened by Liz Lincoln, Jazz Festival organiser and national jazz from Southend and Westcliffe.

Featured Artists :    

David Oxtoby

Peter Wickham

Derek Hutchison

Nicola Burrel

Glynnis Bainbridge Nils-Johans Backstrom
Graham Boyd Ophelia Redpath
Graham Smith  Raphael Sagage 

Jim Curry

Robin McCartney

John Graham

Richard Brown
Michael Cook Sally Gorham
Moira Jones Tasha Fry
Neil MaCleay Tony White
Gosta Kriland  


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Images top left to bottom right: Graham Boyd, Tony White, Michael Cook, Neil McCleay, Tony White, Sally Gorman.

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Jazz Requests

Saturday 25th April 11am – 2pm

For this Saturday opening we will be playing recorded Jazz music choosen by the artists themselves. They have requested pieces which have inspired them to create the artwork on display. Come enjoy the up beat joyful music and meet some of the artists.


Saturday 9th May 11am - 2pm

Live Jazz band to perform throughout the opening come and listen to Jazz fill the gallery and bring joy to the spring air.




Gibberd Gallery,
Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
Essex CM20 1WG


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