Gallery Founder & Director: Francesca Genovese

Francesca Genovese’s background is as a contemporary photographic artist and a lecturer in photography.   She has managed photography departments in Further and Higher Education since 1999, and received her PGCE from the Institute of Education in 2000.  In 2003, Francesca was awarded her MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster.  

Having spent over fifteen years developing photography programmes, Francesca is dedicated to providing opportunities for a wider audience to learn about and enjoy photography within a gallery setting.  She is also passionate about mentoring the photographers she works with, supporting them in their artistic careers.


Contact Information

No 284 Leigh Road Leigh on Sea - Essex - SS9 1BW

Tel: +44 (0)1702 474300






Gallery Director - Francesca Genovese

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Monday: By appointment

Tuesday: By appointment

Wednesday: 10.00am-2.30pm

Thursday: 10.00am-5.00pm

Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm



Only 45 minutes from London, easily accessible by both rail and road.

By Rail: 

Take the c2c line from Fenchurch Street to Chalkwell. The Gallery is just a 12 minute walk from the station.

By road from M25: 

The Gallery is 40 minutes from Junction 29 via A127, and 35 minutes from Junction 30 via A13.


There is free parking outside (max. 2 hour stay) and a large car park 50 yards from the Gallery (charges apply)