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Tabitha Jussa ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ at the Bluecoat


Exhibition launch event: Friday 10 April, 6 – 8pm Metal is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ by Tabitha Jussa at the Bluecoat, a solo exhibition which was awarded as part of her 2014 Liverpool Art Prize win. Focussing on social planning, Tabitha Jussa’s artwork will be contrasting Liverpool with […]

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Winners of Undiscovered Competition to play Village Green


We are excited to announced that the winners of the popular Essex Undiscovered band competition will play the main stage at this year’s Village Green festival at Chalkwell Park on 11 July. The competition has been running since November 2014 with over 32 bands playing in 8 heats across the region. The grand final is […]

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Metal Harvest LAB And Commissions Call-Out


  APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COMMISSION HAVE NOW CLOSED   Metal Harvest LAB and commissions call-out Overview of project Arts organisation Metal is working in partnership with international artists Lucy + Jorge Orta (Studio Orta) to realise an 18 month programme of public events, publications and exhibition based on the theme of Harvest. In September 2015, […]

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VILLAGE GREEN Food Concessions Applications

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Village Green 2015 is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea. 2014 saw over 22,000 visitors enjoy a packed day of fun, intrigue, talent and participation in the park. Be part of 2015’s event and apply for a […]

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Hoarding Catalogue

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Hoarding is an exhibition that brings together two projects, Metal Billboard and 100 Journals, commissioned and curated by Metal. The Hoarding exhibition brought these two projects together and was an insight into the lives of the city, the sharing of passions and the creation of new friendships and networks. Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged […]

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Public Record Information


Artist’s statement, additional info and full credits: Public Record: Estuary Poetry of calamity at sea, set on the Essex shoreline. “The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck.” – Paul Virilio Public Record: Estuary is an audio poetry cycle inspired by archival reports of 19th-century sea disasters on the Thames Estuary […]

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Village Green – Application for bands

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APPLICATION FOR BANDS We are currently programming our music stages for the 2015 Village Green festival. We work with a number of other producers/promoters who help us curate the various music stages at Village Green and there are a number of slots open to applications from bands. The level of interest from musicians is a […]

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Time & Space Residencies announced!

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We are excited to announced a new round of artists selected for Time & Space residencies at Metal in Southend on Sea, Peterborough and Liverpool: Chalkwell Hall, Southend on Sea: Shabnam Shabazi Ailís Ní Ríain James Spinney and Peter Middleton Helena Hunter Jade Montserrat Chauffeurs Cottage, Peterborough: Barbara Dougan Kate Marsh and Welly O’Brien Richard […]

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Tabitha Moses: Investment Exhibition Extended

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We’re delighted to announce that the exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery by Liverpool Art Prize 2013 Winner, Tabitha Moses, has been extended until Sunday 15 March 2015. Investment is a continuation of the work presented at the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition at the Albert Dock in 2013, exploring her experience of infertility and IVF. For the […]

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NetPark Artists Application


  Download these Guidelines as a Word document here. Please note that the deadline for the first round of NetPark commission has now passed and we’ll be announcing selected artists very soon.   The Opportunity Metal are looking to commission three artists – working from a starting point in any artistic discipline – to create a […]

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Metal Billboard – Peterborough Playwrights

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BILLBOARD PLAYWRIGHTS: Write a short play, work with actors, see your play performed. #MetalBillboard The Brief: – You must live in or have a connection with Peterborough. Write a 10 – 15 minute play to be staged (no TV/Film scripts) Inspired by Metal’s billboard Questions Pick one of your choice and title the play accordingly […]

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