28 Sep 2019 – 30 Nov 2019

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00

TOMA Project Space

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Heygate Avenue
  • Southend Central

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The TOMA Project Space is re-launching with a programme of open to the public exhibitions and events. The first show in the series, Odds, launches on Saturday 28 September. All are welcome to an opening reception from 4-6pm.


Ranging from plant matter to mass-produced souvenirs, Odds presents a collection of objects that artists hold dear. By investigating the relationship between the peripheral (and indispensable) materials that live with artists in their homes and studios, and their outward facing practices, Odds offers an insightful look into the creative process. Whether it be a withered root of fennel, a scale model of Notre Dame, repeating lines of
code or a pair of wooden trousers, the eclectic range of objects brought together from around the world demonstrates the enthusiasm and openness of every artist involved.
Odds started with a discussion about what to do with the crucial but extraneous material in artists’ studios. It has since grown from a three day show with 40 artists (in an artists’ studio in Peckham, 2017) to a two month show involving 70+ artists at the TOMA Project Space in Southend.

Odds is hosted by TOMA and will launch the return of their Arts Council England supported space in the Royals Shopping Centre which was open to the public for seven months in 2018. The TOMA Project Space is an extension of the TOMA education programme which believes in accessible art education for everyone. In response to this there will be drawing workshops and a live event throughout the duration of the show. These dates, along with the full list of artists involved, will be announced soon. TOMA artists will also continue to make work and meet at the TOMA Project Space when the new programme starts in November 2019.


The Other MA (TOMA) is a 21st century art education programme shaped by its participants and designed to fit the everyday lives of contemporary artists. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up to offer responsive, affordable, accessible unaccredited art education to artists.

Founded in 2016 by Emma Edmondson TOMA was set up in partnership with Metal in Southend, working with them for an incubation period before becoming an independent not for profit. TOMA believes in life-long learning and aims to make the possibility of postgraduate style art education accessible to all. TOMA is artist-run and based in Southend-on-Sea.

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Robbie Fife

Jonathan kipps

Angus McCrum

Exhibiting artists

Tommaso Corvi-Mora

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Luis Mondejar

Chris Lang

Verity Birt

Kazuki Nishinaga

Matt Magee

Luke Eastop

Michele Fletcher

Samara Scott

Samara Scott

Milly Peck

Maria Positano

Rosalind Wilson

Rosalind Wilson

Richard Lockett

Fritz Horstman

Oliver Andrew Evans

Lydia Hardwick

Hannah Lees

Adam Perry

Shaun C Badham

Rio Kobayashi

Bob Gelsthorpe

Lu Williams

Bethan Lloyd Worthington

Holly Hendry

Malcolm Bradley

Emii Alrai

Robbie Fife

Antonio Roberts

Teal Griffin

Coco Crampton

Imogen Welch

Nora Heidorn

Amelia Prett

David Murphy

Daniel Pasteiner

Clark Keatley

Ian Segrave

Stephen Chambers

Ziggy Grudzinskas

Emma Edmondson

Camilla Hanney

Lauren Wilson

Ryan Orme

Kerrin Hille

Josephine Richards

Jonathan kipps

Thomas Williams

Lia Lowenthal

Sang Ho Chung

Frank Kent

Brian Griffiths

Jeehee Park

Martha Smith

Lynne Kouassi

Henna Vainio

Peter Davies

Amy Petra Woodward

Angus McCrum

Tomoaki Suzuki

Davide Minuti

James Ravinet

Markus Soukup

Jack Lavender

Jack Lavender

Jennifer Taylor

Tom Sewell

Lisa Selby/bluebaglife

Francis Upritchard

Lisa Darrer

Claire Pritchard

John Wallbank

Freya Guest

Leah Stewart

Simon Monk

Felicity Hammond

Hazel Brill

Celeste McEvoy

Fiona Bennett

Estefania Araujo Bianchi

Jane Fife

Sam Bakewell

Amba Sayal-Bennett

Holly Graham


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