CoExist Arts Temporary Gallery

Essex, United Kingdom


  • TAP /// Temporary Arts Project, The Old Water Works, North Rd
  • Southend On Sea
  • Essex SS0 7AB
  • United Kingdom

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: liverpool st
Train: Liverpool St - Southend Victoria Train Station - exit right onto Victoria Ave for 10 mins and then turn left onto West Rd - North Rd is second exit off, large building 2mins up the Rd, enter through car park.

Opening times

wed-fri - 10 am - 4pm & Sat 12-5


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TAP, Temporary Arts Project (previously known as CoExist) is an independent artist led project space sited in a Victorian water works building that has been converted into artists studios, an exhibition space and screening room.

Our core aim is to provide a research space for artists to develop through exploration with the freedom to take risks and push the boundaries of their practice. We are committed to working with dynamic artists who want to test the limits of current art practice.

We work with invited guest curators and collaborators to produce a programme of events including artist talks, workshops and off site projects.

External projects have included SIDESHOW, for Village Green festival 2009, an ambitious exhibition in a circus tent and more recently, a two year site specific project called ARTSIDE (, in which saw art works and actions integrated into the high street, turning Southend town centre into an art platform showcasing local, national and international artists.

Based in Southend-on-Sea, TAP is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008 by Amy McKenny and Emma Emmerton.