Village Green
Arts Council England

This website is the online base for Artist Village. Lots more content will be added as the project grows so please check back over the coming weeks to keep up to date!


13 July - 04 August 2019


ARTIST VILLAGE is a new sculptural exhibition launching at Metal’s Village Green Festival in Chalkwell Park. Experimenting with alternative formats for displaying and experiencing contemporary art, the project asks the artists to step away from the traditional white cube setting and create artwork for a more challenging and less hierarchical context of an outdoor public park and community festival.


The participating artists are CHLOE BROOKS, Ali ELisa, Brian Griffiths and Milly Peck. After spending one week in residence at Metal’s Chalkwell Hall familiarising themselves with the culture and histories of Southend each artist is now developing individual sculptural responses to the town and the park based on their own artistic interests.


Village Green is a large multi-art form and music festival produced by Metal. Taking place on 13th July 2019 this will be the first phase of the project and a chance to see the finished artworks amongst the excitement of a busy and diverse festival environment. Grab yourself some Village Green tickets online.



After Village Green the artworks will then remain in the park until 4th August allowing visitors to experience the artworks at their leisure in a calmer and more relaxed environment.


Artist Village has been organised by Jon Kipps, an artist/curator from Southend. The project has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and generous support from Metal.


FUTURE PARK Village Green Special on 13 June - with talks by Artist Village artists, Bold Tendencies and a panel discussion on the display and production of Artwork in outdoor/festival contexts. This event is free to attend and open to all. Please book your place here using our EVENTBRITE PAGE.


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