Take home a piece of art from library with a difference in Peterborough

New Art Library coming to Peterborough EMN-160128-111217001

New Art Library coming to Peterborough EMN-160128-111217001

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Have the Christmas decorations that brightened your living room become a distant memory?

You may be thinking you could do with something to liven things up again. If so, arts organisation, Metal might be able to help.

In March, Metal will be welcoming the ‘Art Lending Library’ to their base at Chauffeurs Cottage in St Peters Road.

Developed by artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich and Market Gallery, Glasgow, the Art Lending Library offers a unique opportunity to borrow artworks for free to enjoy at home, in school or in the workplace. It also offers the chance for you to become part of the art work and be a volunteer ‘art librarian’.

The Art Lending Library includes paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, as well as video, and even performance. It follows the model of a public lending library where members of the public can join free of charge and borrow books. Here you can select an artwork to be delivered and installed in a place of your choosing to enjoy for four to seven days.

The Art Lending Library was originally commissioned for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2012. This exhibition includes artists from the inaugural show as well as additional local, national and international artists selected by Metal and other local arts organisations such as Art in the Heart, Creative Peterborough and Peterborough Artists Open Studios.

The library will open to the public on Saturday, March 5 and run until Thursday, March 24.

If you would like to get involved contact ruth@metalculture.com or call 01733 893 077.

More details of the library, how to join or borrow art work, will be released shortly.