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The selected artists are from our immediate communities and will be remotely in residence with Metal, developing work in their own home or studio, accessing support from our staff, networks and resources.

Throughout their residency you can keep up to date with what they are doing over on our social media platforms @MetalCultureUK where you will be able to see regular content from the artists.

There are two more rounds of Remote Residencies – for full details and how to apply click here. The deadline for our February residency is the 19 January.


Scotty Brave

Scotty Brave is a street artist based in Essex, specialising in spraycan art. He’s been active & involved in creating working partnerships with school’s local business and councils for the last 20 years.

“Learning & excelling at learning the alternative, was important to me.

Teaching ourselves to paint successfully with spray paint 

when we were kids, was the beginning of our journey. This is graffiti futurism.”

His residency will focus on his recent glitch series, expanding his audience & developing more potential sites for street art installations in his town, Southend. Find out more here.

Matt Boulter

M G Boulter is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. In recent years he has been writing songs based on the suburban experience of his home town, which has culminated in his new album ‘Clifftown’, due out in April 2021 on Hudson Records. As well as writing and releasing his own music, M G has been a collaborator with many other acts including Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, Simone Felice, Blue Rose Code and Samantha Whates. 

His residency will focus on researching and recording a podcast exploring the lives, community and culture of a ‘cliff town’ such as Southend-on-Sea. Read more here.

Rowena Gander

As a dance theatre artist, Rowena creates thought provoking solo performance works that question and negotiate themes of sexuality, power and objectification in women. Since 2015, she has worked with stigmatised objects; the vertical pole and high heels, to tease out how they can add to or dissolve female subordination. Rowena’s consistent questioning has allowed her to generate a body of work that is topical, powerful and unique.

As a movement artist who is interested in self-expression, in any form, Rowena’s residency will develop her practical skills that will attempt to break down some of that stigma attached to erotic movement. Find out more here.

Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey returned to Liverpool in 2012 having studied Painting & Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art, as he had a strong desire to contribute to the artistic and creative life of his home city. In recent years, he has primarily focused on collage, exhibiting regularly in the North West and further afield, and growing a body of work which is thematically linked. These atmospheric, intricate works probe the boundary between fantasy and reality.

His residency will relate strongly to the theme of a shared cultural memory or imagination which is present throughout his work, while providing the opportunity to create works that would have additional resonance and impact for the people of Liverpool. Read more here.

Lamphouse Theatre

Lamphouse Theatre is made up of writer / producer Becky Owen – Fisher and director Tom Fox. They’re committed to making inspiring, surprising work for Peterborough, and touring productions locally as well as nationally. Founded in 2013, they have been making regular work since 2017. 

During their remote residency Becky and Tom will be researching and developing a new show ‘Queen Neville’. They will be investigating the story and looking for unusual and unexpected methods for presenting it though live music and comedy. Find out more here.

Casson & Friends

Tim Casson is a choreographer, educator and performer, creating for theatre, public, unusual and online spaces. With his company, ‘Casson & Friends’, Tim brings together composers, computer programmers, psychologists, and often the public – to create ‘People Powered Performance’ that is accessible, interactive, joyful, and often starts with a conversation. 

During Tim’s Remote Residency he plans to continue to research his project ‘PREPPERS’ – a verbatim dance theatre project about hope, human resilience, optimism, and how we survive the toughest of situations. Read more here.

Image credit: Scotty Brave

Metal Remote Residencies – January