Cine-Sister is a DIY film-programming organisation focused on promoting films made with female-identifying filmmakers in a leadership role. They aim to give a voice and a platform to a diverse range of women with amazing stories to tell and share them with the public in a range of locations around the UK. We are excited to announce […]
SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST CAROLINE BERGVALL WINS BERNARD HEIDSIECK-POMPIDOU CENTRE PRIZE
Congratulations to Time & Space Residency & Estuary artist Caroline Bergvall! Caroline spent time here at Chalkwell Hall developing her powerful vocal work Raga Dawn for Estuary Festival. Following on from her success earlier this year with the Society of Authors’ Cholmondeley Awards for Poets, Caroline Bergvall was presented with the inaugural Prix Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, funded […]
SOUTHEND ~ FASHION WORKS PATTERN CUTTING & SEWING WORKSHOPS
Back by popular demand!
SOUTHEND ~ SILK RIVER EVENT
We’re looking forward to welcoming the big Silk River walking group to Chalkwell Hall for some much needed refreshments and a little Netpark break before they continue their journey… Part of Totally Thames 2017. SEE ALSO MARIA ARCEO: FUTURE DUST
SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST MARIA ARCEO INSTALLED ALONG THE THAMES
Brilliant artist Maria Arceo has for some time been working on her large scale installation FUTURE DUST – regularly coming back to Metal Southend to stay at Chalkwell Hall on Time & Space Residency – to develop her work and to comb the beaches for her material; the all-too common plastic detritus discarded by humans or washed up by […]
MEET THE TOMA COHORT FOR 2017!
Meet the second cohort of Metal’s TOMA – an artist instigated alternative MA founded by Emma Edmondson. The new group kick off on the educational programme in September 2017… Laura Adamson Laura Adamson is a London based multidisciplinary artist exploring emotional states of being through collage, costume, video and performance. Her creation of imaginary creatures invites the viewer […]
Time & Space Residency Artist Hannah Gadsby wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
Massive congratulations to amazing comedian, writer, and art historian Hannah Gadsby on her much-deserved win in the comedy awards up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Hannah spent some time here at Chalkwell Hall last year writing and distilling ideas, and she was a joy to have around. Her show ‘Nanette’ has been getting uproarious response across the […]
SOUTHEND ~ SEPTEMBER FUTURE PARK LINE-UP
We’re very much looking forward to our next Future Park which is not far away; just in sight beyond our summer break. We’ve got big talks from exciting artist Sophie Chapman who collaborates with Kerri Jefferis, and you’ll get to meet the new artists who will comprise the cohort of boundary-pushing Alternative Art Education Model TOMA 2017-18, who will all be doing […]
SOUTHEND ~ TOMA TAKEOVER AT BEECROFT GALLERY IN ECHO
A wealth of experience & collaborative skill will be used playfully in the TOMA take-over of the Beecroft Art Gallery by the “budding” artists of the 2016-17 cohort. It’s been a jam-packed year, and 2017-18 looks set to be just as wonderful…
SOUTHEND ~ IN THE HOUSE: ANITA DELANEY AT CHALKWELL HALL
In the house on Time And Space Residency we have artist Anita Delaney… Having worked mainly in moving image, her practice is expanding to include sculpture and installation. She intends to use her time at Metal Southend to develop a script for a new moving image work as well as develop drawings and sketches for new […]
Blog: Permaculture at Metal in July
Metal was proud to host its first Permaculture course during a summers evening in July. The first session was packed out with 16 local people attending who all wanted to learn what permaculture is, how it can benefit our lives and how the principles can be put in place in the station garden. Tomas Ramierz, […]
SOUTHEND ~ SUMMER ART SCHOOL
Some beautiful work being created on our Summer Art School here in Chalkwell Park… They made secret sketchbooks of drawings of Chalkwell Park nature, then turned the drawings into mono prints!