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MC Nelson Residency


  MC Nelson started his relationship with Metal through applying for our New Neapolis residency opportunity in collaboration with Rotterdam based art charity CBK Rotterdam. The three-month project, titled Residency… At the Waterfront, was set up for two artists from four European port cities: Liverpool, Marseille, Naples and Rotterdam. The residency is based on the ideas […]

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  “My favourite word? It’s act.’” Ai WeiWei   Metal invites UK based artists to come together this autumn to investigate the role of art in the act of protest. Nine selected artists will take part in an intensive research and development LAB to explore how art can continue to effectively respond to social, racial or […]

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Littlewoods Heritage Project: Inside the Dream Factory The Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, Liverpool, is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the City’. However, in spite of its prominence as a striking landmark, many are unaware of its amazing history. Beneath the bricks and mortar, the building reveals a fascinating tale about working life […]

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Picton Poets


If we do not change the way we live, future generations will inherit unprecedented levels of global warming, and a drastically different planet by as early as 2030. Young people have begun to respond to our collective inaction on climate change  – how can we creatively amplify their voices, and proactively support the next generation […]

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Four Words Future


            In 2016 Metal collaborated with Alan Dunn on FOUR WORDS: JANUARY as part of The Liverpool Provocations. Interrupting the flow of commercials on the Liverpool Media Wall, the project invited people to present four-word statements about value, money and exchange. FOUR WORDS explore diversity and accessibility by bringing people […]

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State of the City / New Neapolis: Rotterdam Residency


Metal, in partnership with State of the City (Rotterdam), have invited two Liverpool based artists to spend three months in Rotterdam hosted by artist Kamiel Verschuren.   The project is part of an international residency programme, supported by Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, inviting artists into residence from the harbour cities of Liverpool, Naples and Marseille –  linking these […]

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Trespassing: Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Immix Vessel Photo

Debuting at New Music Biennial, a new collaboration between Immix Ensemble and Forest Swords seeks to investigate our rapidly transforming cityscapes, and how we exist within them. Trespassing uses construction blueprints, field recordings and architectural data as a starting point to synthesise a new musical piece. Deconstructing the new-build developments emerging across British skylines – […]

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12 years LAB – a call to action in response to climate change

Liv Lab

12 years LAB – a call to action in response to climate change   Metal believe that artists can affect change in society.  In light of the United Nations’ assertion that we have only 12 years to act against climate change  in order to avoid global disaster, we will investigate how artists can positively affect […]

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International Curators Forum Residency


In partnership with International Curators Forum, Metal will host three curators from the Beyond the Frame programme for the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2018. The three selected curators are Kat Anderson, Katarzyna Sobucka and Sunil Shah. The residencies will involve each curator developing a new project, alongside artists from their networks, in response to the Biennial festival theme and the city of Liverpool. […]

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Deanes Banner - Lo Res

METAL is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS (, a mass participation artwork which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in Britain.

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Metal Presents – The Space In-between from Metalculture on Vimeo. The Space In – Between, curated by Kate Marsh and arts organisation Metal, took place on 6th September 2018 at the Southbank London. It was the culmination of a research and development programme for 20 artists through residencies at Metal sites in Peterborough, Southend and […]

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The Day The World Got Smaller

The Day The World Got Smaller

The Day the World Got Smaller is a free online learning resource for primary schools celebrating the history of the Liverpool to Manchester railway.   This  brand  new  resource  aims  to  inspire  Key  Stage  2  pupils  to  discover aspects of British and world history that are reflected in their local community, and question the impact […]

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