28 Sep 2019 – 30 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

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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Angus McCrum

Jonathan kipps

Robbie Fife

Exhibiting artists

James Ravinet

Jennifer Taylor

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Freya Guest

Verity Birt

Chris Lang

Tommaso Corvi-Mora

Malcolm Bradley

Hazel Brill

Amy Petra Woodward

Rosalind Wilson

Rosalind Wilson

Lydia Hardwick

Francis Upritchard

Ryan Orme

Simon Monk

Rio Kobayashi

Jack Lavender

Jack Lavender

Clark Keatley

Bethan Lloyd Worthington

Amelia Prett

Michele Fletcher

Jeehee Park

Adam Perry

Claire Pritchard

Antonio Roberts

Lisa Darrer

Tomoaki Suzuki

David Murphy

Estefania Araujo Bianchi

Brian Griffiths

Lia Lowenthal

Thomas Williams

Fiona Bennett

Nora Heidorn

Lauren Wilson

Richard Lockett

Imogen Welch

Milly Peck

Jonathan kipps

Matt Magee

Samara Scott

Samara Scott

Teal Griffin

Robbie Fife

Josephine Richards

Stephen Chambers

Fritz Horstman

Lynne Kouassi

Holly Hendry

Peter Davies

Luke Eastop

Maria Positano

Emii Alrai

Henna Vainio

Kazuki Nishinaga

Lisa Selby/bluebaglife

Davide Minuti

Tom Sewell

Holly Graham

Luis Mondejar

Sang Ho Chung

Emma Edmondson

Angus McCrum

Coco Crampton

Jane Fife

Lu Williams

Amba Sayal-Bennett

Ziggy Grudzinskas

Camilla Hanney

John Wallbank

Sam Bakewell

Felicity Hammond

Leah Stewart

Markus Soukup

Daniel Pasteiner

Ian Segrave

Celeste McEvoy

Oliver Andrew Evans

Kerrin Hille

Shaun C Badham

Martha Smith

Frank Kent

Hannah Lees

Bob Gelsthorpe


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