‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Exhibition

Friday 9 July - Sunday 29 August 2021

Morning and afternoon booking slots for ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ at Focal Point Gallery.

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ is the first institutional exhibition of new work by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by black feminist practice and writing.

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ explores the relationship of childhood education with popular ideas of the British nation, and how this forms British subjects. This develops Uddoh’s practice exploring the effects of ‘black British’ popular culture on self-formation. Responding to the current debates about black history within the National Curriculum and urban space, Uddoh has approached the creation of new work for this exhibition as therapeutic ‘wish fulfilment’ in a time of uncertainty in education and wider racial tension.

To ensure your visit is as safe as possible, we recommend booking to ensure not too many people are in the space at the same time.

This event is free and all are welcome.

What else to expect from your visit:

In order to ensure the health and wellbeing of our visitors, supporters and gallery team, we’ve put the following safety measures in place:

You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry to the gallery with the sanitiser provided.

Please speak to our Gallery Assistants when you arrive and check into our track and trace system.

Please bring with you and wear a face covering at all times (unless exempt due to a health condition).

Please maintain social distancing at all times whilst you’re visiting the gallery.

There are toilets available in the building, with an increased cleaning regime in place.

Whilst you are in Southend there are a number of other cultural destinations you might like to visit, such as Southchurch Hall and Prittlewell Priory. The Seafront is also nearby at the other end of the High Street where you can visit the world’s longest pleasure pier, beaches and visitor attractions. More information here: http://www.visitsouthend.co.uk

After your visit to Focal Point Gallery we will send you an email with a brief survey attached for you to feedback on your experience at the gallery. We’ll also send a link to our mailing list for you to sign up to our newsletter if you’d like.