The Visual Arts

For more information on this years open exhibition or community arts projects please visit the ‘projects tab’ or click on the following links.

20cm x 20cm open Exhibition

HF 18 20cm x 20cm – Call for Artists

Harwich Shorts

Harwich Shorts Film Festival – Call for Artists

Fishy Business

Fishy Business – Template

Sea Windows

Sea Windows – Application form


Visit the ‘Art Quarter’ and experience the visual arts in a variety of ‘galleries’.

The Old Chapel

Home of the 2018 20cm x 20cm Open Exhibition

By popular demand the 20 x 20 exhibition will run again in 2018.

This is a truly open exhibition of paintings, collages, reliefs, textile art, montages and photographs. The only limitation is that they must be 20cms by 20cms. Many of the works are for sale at very reasonable prices.

30 Kings Head St
CO12 3ER

The 1912 Centre

Information coming soon….

Cow Lane
CO12 3NS

Old Bank Studios

Old Bank Studios will be holding their annual summer art exhibition, along with an interesting textile display featuring clothes by Lynda Monk, who will also be demonstrating on Sat 23rd June.

A large selection of affordable original artwork by local and well know artists will be on sale as well as cards and prints.

The teas room and garden will also be open.

Kings Quay Street

 Windows on Art

The 2018 Harwich Arts festival will be featuring the Infra-Red photography of Kirk Rogers. Not to be confused with thermal imaging or night vision, Infra-red photography captures a scene under a wavelength of light that is invisible to the human eye. The resulting photographs range from dramatic, high contrast structural shots to dreamy landscapes filled with shifted colours and whispy skies. Each photograph on the trail will be accompanied with information about the process used to create the image with further hints, tips and techniques to inspire everyone to get involved and experiment with this uncommon, yet beautiful strand of photography

Various – Trial map to be announced

Tendring Hundred Embroidery Group

A exhibition of work comprising various aspects of textile art using hand and machine embroidery combined with a variety of materiels and techniques.

Harwich Town Sailing Club
Angel Gate
CO12 3EJ

Bodgeners Gallery


Original, affordable art works by local artists.

Paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

Bodgeners Gallery
52 Church Street, Harwich, Essex
CO12 3DS

Garden of Curiosities

Sculptures, installations, ceramics and object Trouvé


The Grey Shed

Daphne Sandham/Melvyn King, New Paintings, Prints, Artists’ Books

86 Fronks Road
Dovercourt, Essex
CO12 3RS

Harwich Film Shorts 2018

Is a call for all aspiring film makers to make short films, no more than 10 minutes’ duration on any subject by any means or devices.

The selected films will be screened in partnership with the Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich, during the Festival.

In the Picture

A collage of iconic Harwich buildings created out of textiles, by four local people.

Fishy Business 

This public art project will create a festival atmosphere in Harwich this summer.

A large group of local people joined Monique de Vlieger in creating an enormous shoal of fabric fish. These multicoloured fish will form an unexpected and surprising display along the waterfront, there to be enjoyed by all.

Sea Window Competition

A trail of windows around the streets of Old Harwich which have been designed on a nautical theme as part of a competition for the best decorated window for the duration of the festival.

Essex Summer of Art

For the fifth year running, the visual arts of the Harwich Festival were part of Essex Summer of Art, an exciting country-wide showcase of exhibitions, workshops and activities.



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