Time and Space: Visual artist to unveil new film at Metal studio

Work by Barbara Dougan artist in residence at Metal Peterborough.
Work by Barbara Dougan artist in residence at Metal Peterborough.
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Arts organisation Metal will be opening its studio doors today (30 January) and Saturday as visual artist Barbara Dougan and choreographer Darren Ellis reveal their latest film installations.

The work will be on show from 10am to 4pm at Chauffeurs Cottage, the Peterborough base for Metal behind the town hall in St Peter’s Road.

Barbara is a visual artist based in Bury St Edmunds who is currently the artist in residence at Metal Peterborough as part of the Time and Space residency programme.

Her practice explores concepts of threat, constraint, resistance and adaptation articulated through film, animation, print and drawing.

Since February 2014, she has been working with choreographer Darren, and together they have been developing new works with a dancer, trialing ideas for films, live performance and/or dance based film installation.

They are using their time at Metal to showcase three new film installations and their research, and to gain public feedback to inform the development of the work.

This is a chance to see the films and installations created by Barbara and Darren as part of their research.

Entrance to see the work is free, and Barbara will be on site to chat to visitors about their response.

More information about the installation can be found at www.metalculture.com/whatson or www.barbaradougan.com.

Metal’s Time and Space residency programme is an open programme for local and national artists wanting to explore a new aspect to their work. It offers artists access to space and resources at one of Metal’s three bases including Peterborough, plus staff mentoring support.

More information can be found at www.metalculture.com/artists-area.

This project has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and an A-N New Collaborations bursary.