Focal Point Gallery is south Essex’s gallery for contemporary visual art. It is located within the Forum building that also houses the combined libraries of the local College and University and the public library. Through a series of strategic moves the new gallery raises the visibility and accessibility of exhibition spaces to engage with a wider audience.
"Manalo & White have equipped us with a gallery which enables us to borrow works from important national collections. Their holistic approach has created a flexible space that has been popular with artists and technical teams working within it. They worked alongside our team to commission, design and deliver a series of carefully integrated commissions by significant contemporary artists such as Mike Nelson, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, and Tris Vonna-Michell.”
Joe Hill, Focal Point Gallery Director
“Manalo & White’s practice seems to be built on a uniquely creative approach to problem solving, matched by an exceptional empathy towards the client brief.”
artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz
“Manalo & White have a great dexterity and sensitivity, both in regard to the material form of their projects, but also in relation to the clients they work with."
artist Mike Nelson