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TOMA AT ALTERNATIVE ART SCHOOL FAIR

The Other MA – TOMA – are included in the programme for Alternative Art Fair this weekend. They’ll have printed ephemera and a selection of artist’s work in the form of research responses on display there. Over 50 alternative art schools from around the world will convene at Pioneer Works for a weekend of keynote […]

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ALT-ART-SCHOOL BROCHURE LAUNCH

“How do I make a career in the Arts, right here in my hometown?”   After months of curating local organisations, we can now release the Alt Art School brochure – an at-a-glance resource for Creative Industries in Southend-on-Sea Developed in partnership with Focal Point Gallery   FIND THE FULL BROCHURE HERE    

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TOMA ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Paul Robinson Solicitors are investing in emerging artists on TOMA by hosting a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the 2016 / 2017 academic year. Each of the TOMA artists will get the chance to exhibit in the newly converted and historic bank space on London Road in Westcliff. It’s a unique collaboration which will see […]

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Netpark Wellbeing Project Exhibition in Yellow Advertiser

The launch of the Netpark Wellbeing Project‘s exhibition at the Beecroft Gallery had a great turn-out and drew some lovely attention from the local press. Coordinator Emma Mills, Jo Dickinson (Strategy and Commissioning Manager Mental Health and Dementia at Southend Council), Kevin Marsh (Curator Beecroft Gallery), & Artistic Director of Metal Colette Bailey all gave warm speeches […]

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Artist Village Film: Village Green 2016

Here’s a fantastic short film about the beautiful folk of Artist Village – a big part of Village Green 2016. Featuring Curator Jonathan Kipps, Luke Gottelier, Alexis Zelda Stevens, Julia McKinlay, Cool Diabang, John Wallbank, Redhawk Logistica, Stuart Bowditch, & Josh Langan. We miss having them here at Chalkwell Park! WATCH THE FILM         

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ESTUARY FESTIVAL 2016: PRESS COVERAGE

It’s been a big & beautiful three weeks across the Estuary 2016 sites in Tilbury, Gravesend, & Southend. Feedback from all quarters has been wonderful, and heart-warming testimonials are still rolling in. For a round-up of the media for Estuary 2016, please go here…  

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Netpark Wellbeing featured in SAVS Newsletter

Our wonderful coordinator of the Netpark Wellbeing project, Emma Mills, contributed to the recent edition of the Southend Association of Volunteer Services newsletter…     The newsletter also features Tom Merison – SAVS Talent Match for Princes Trust – a young person who volunteered for us and has written his account of volunteering…     […]

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GIDEON MENDEL WINS GREENPEACE PHOTO AWARD

Gideon Mendel – a featured artist of Estuary 2016‘s Points of Departure exhibition at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, whose stunning exhibition Drowning World majestically dominated the first floor of the dock – has been awarded the prestigious Jury Prize of the 2016 Greenpeace Photo Award   “Rarely has one of the great challenges of our time been captured […]

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NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT: EXHIBITION OPENING

We’re proud to announce the launch of the Netpark Wellbeing Project’s exhibition  at the Beecroft Gallery. The exhibition shows work inspired by Netpark and executed in Metal Art School from Southend Adult Community College, Open Arts and Project 49- all participants live with mental health conditions. The launch itself is on Friday 7th October from […]

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Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Recipe Comp

As part of Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Metal Peterborough asked you to send us your favourite recipes for using up food. Here are the six chosen winners recipes, illustrated by the wonderful Paper Rhino. Hard copies of the set of recipes are available at Metal Chauffeurs Cottage for a suggested donation of £2. Lynne Collins […]

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