Metal was founded by Jude Kelly OBE in 2002 and was created as an artistic laboratory to champion the need for continual investment in artistic investigation and the development of innovative ideas that could shift the thinking in the UK cultural sector.

We provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and overseas in Liverpool and Southend on Sea.

Alongside providing space for artists and thinkers to develop their ideas and further the philosophy of their work, we are interested in how this artistic process, and the practice of artists can input into, and potentially influence political and social issues of the day.

Through our artistic programme we draw out evidence and ideas for a better understanding of the artist’s role in civic life, and ensure that these are shared with a wide and diverse set of partners.

These ideas are showcased and disseminated on a regular basis through residencies, exhibitions, events, performance, discussion and publications.

Art in Liverpool

The Liverpool Art Prize was conceived in 2008 by Ian & Minako Jackson, the founders of

artinliverpool works in partnership with Metal at Edge Hill station.  The artinliverpool website is now managed by VAiL (Visual Arts in Liverpool) is the most comprehensive online resource for the Liverpool art scene.

The website includes listings of all the local galleries and museums plus news and reviews of most arts and clutural events.

There is an artists directory and the Art Feast blog.

Duncan Sheard Glass


Main sponsors for the £2000 Liverpool Art Prize in 2008 and 2009. Continuing support in from 2010-2013.

With a mix of the best traditions of personal professional service and a contemporary proactive approach to the way in which we conduct our business DSG has over many years built an enviable reputation in the North West as a market leader.

DSG works closely with clients providing services to meet their short term and long term goals.

DSG’s clients and business associates have grown accustomed to our commitment and quality of our specialist teams.

DSG is fully aware of the need to stay at the forefront of information and systems technology and is committed to an ongoing programme of modernisation.

DSG aims to provide contemporary and productive working environments for its members and understands the importance of ongoing investment in human resources and training.

DSG believes in:

Honesty and Integrity – being straight forward and trustworthy in all our business relationships.

Strong Client Relationships – we care about clients and aim to build long standing relationships based on mutual respect.

Value for Money – all our charges are transparent and agreed on an individual basis. We welcome open discussion on charging structures.

The above has enabled us to develop a strong and successful business.

Arthur Diamond Design

Sponsored the ‘People’s Choice Prize’ £1000 2008-10 plus generous assistance with printing signage and leaflets for the exhibition.

Established in 1979, Arthur Diamond Design is a small, client focused sign design & manufacturing company. Our dedicated team can take your project from initial concept through every stage to final fixing at your proposed site.  We can provide you with total creative design solutions for all your signage needs.  Whether it’s a one off nameplate, or full on corporate re-branding, Arthur Diamond Design can fulfil your needs.  You can expect an efficient, competitive, friendly service.

We take great pride in our repeat business from well established customers.  We will never send sales people.  You are guaranteed a personal & attentive response, because you deal with the people who own & run the business.

Tel: 0151 706 0336    Fax: 0151 706 0388


Barefoot Wine

Barefoot Wine
Barefoot is more than a collection of award-winning wines from California. It’s a way of thinking. It’s about removing barriers, getting together and giving back. Whether you’re new to wine, or a true connoisseur, it’s time to think a little differently. It’s time to go barefoot.
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“Over the years, Barefoot has been part of thousands of non-profit events, our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground breaking organisations.

Our wines have garnered numerous accolades and awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love and enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world.”