Launched at The Peculiar People, 2016, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free), 2016, is the second of two related commissions from Focal Point Gallery. The first Save Southend-on-Sea Central Library (2009) was shown in Savoir Faire, 2009 (See link below).
BOGOF is designed double sided to offer it’s collectors viewing choice. It is a purposely hypocritical response to the original commission – a luke-warm campaign to save Southend’s Central Library which Focal Point Gallery was then situated within and that was earmarked for demolition. The library was moved into a new building, no longer specifically designated for the Southend community, but also serving the Essex College. Both library and gallery exist in a newly gentrified state; the gallery is housed in a space exactly the size of a Tesco Local should it’s grants fall through.