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What words are you wearing? – Charley Genever

Why do we wear words on our clothing? My favourite forms of self-expression are words and fashion. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about where the two intersect, starting specifically with slogan tees. As a kid I haaaated anything with writing on it unless it was a band t-shirt or a brand name I […]

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#Quaranzine by Leah Jones and Jade French

#Quaranzine. Self-advocates in Lockdown. Read #Quaranzine here During their Remote Residency with Metal curator Leah Jones and researcher Jade French created a digital zine titled #Quaranzine: self-advocates in lockdown. In this blogpost Leah and Jade reflect on their experience of making the zine while under lockdown. Hello reader, it’s Leah and Jade. Can you believe […]

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Working with Terracotta clay

Working with Terracotta clay

I experimented the use of terracotta clay as art material. This is a new approach in my art practice. I enjoy the feel of clay in my hands,  smeared the damp clay with hands,  on different surfaces. I also painted a thin layer of clay into my sketchbook, making gestural marks. The patterns on top […]

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Artist In Residence Interview with Jane Hoodless

TIME AND SPACE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICE Each year arts organisation Metal invites a number of artists into residence. The artists spend time in the city undertaking research to inform new performances and art works. Working in the city, meeting people and exploring places, invariably ends up with the resulting art works being about Peterborough or […]

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Joanna Sperryn-Jones

Joanna Sperryn-Jones makes and breaks sculpture and frequently encourages others to participate in the process. Her research is concerned with perceptions and experiences of breaking and simultaneously explores and draws parallels between personal experiences in life, such as breaking bones, with those of making/breaking sculpture.

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Metal Cookbook

Metal Cookbook

  Metal Cookbook At Metal Liverpool, we grow a whole range fresh produce in our community garden from herbs to fruit and vegetables!  We work with our resident artists to get creative in the kitchen, cooking dinners for local creatives and community members, this process forms a vital part of their research and development phase […]

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Dave Evans

The permaculture garden at Edge Hill Station has given me a unique environment that has helped me to develop new artwork.  I make work about rhythm and movement, and the station garden is a place where lots of different rhythms, those of plants, commuters and trains, all intersect. It has also been a great opportunity […]

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Contesting Neoliberal Common Sense: Bottom-up History and the Struggle over Urban Space

  Contesting Neoliberal Common Sense: Bottom-up History and the Struggle over Urban Space Ben Rogaly  This piece was written for Re:development, a book brought together by the artist Jessie Brennan following her year-long residency at The Green Backyard in Peterborough. The invitation gave me a chance to reflect on my own encounters with The Green Backyard, and the […]

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RESIDENT: MATT LEWIS

RESIDENT: MATT LEWIS

PETERBOROUGH SONIFEROUS As part of my residency capturing the sounds of  Welland and Cardea I’ve been recording in and around the sites that link these two areas. A major sonic feature of the area close to Welland are a number of waste management sites and linking Cardea to Welland is the new Viridor Energy Recycling Facility […]

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In the Ink Dark… research from Luke Pell and collaborators

In the Ink Dark… research from Luke Pell and collaborators

In the Ink Dark where the desert meets the sea, where the cloud drowns the forest, where the mountain meets the mist, I lay down chalk We are here. Here, in Peterborough, in a cottage.  Chauffeurs’ cottage.  A place where lives were and are, lived. We are here.  Here, between river and cathedral.  We are […]

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Thought bubbles

Thought bubbles

So our residency at Metal may have come to an end, but the ideas are in full flow and I know that I can continue the development of ‘Moments: Revisited’ with only the usual amount of trepidation countered by a hefty scoop of excitement and plenty of vigour.   Residencies and opportunities such as the […]

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