Oasis is a community space on Connaught Avenue.
It is next to Frinton Free Church, a large art deco building and it is the church that owns and runs Oasis. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 09.30 to midday as a cafe.
At other times various church and community groups use the space, from a Dementia Cafe, to well-being sessions to book launches, kid’s club and a Café Church on Sunday afternoons.
During an average week several hundred people pass through the building. Exhibitions have been running as Art:Oasis for several years now. They are organised by Frinton based artist Simon Carter.
Simon has a studio in Frinton and is President of Colchester Art Society. His work is represented by Messum’s, a gallery in London’s West End.
The Free Church gives Simon the support and the freedom to curate a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions from painting and printmaking, to photography, collage and school’s work.