Art Lending Library

Metal Peterborough


5 - 24 March 2016

Metal is delighted to welcome The Art Lending Library to Peterborough, on its last and only Southern stop in its tour of the UK. Art Lending Library is a project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich. Its is an evolving social sculpture housing a diverse collection of artworks that can be enjoyed in your own home.

The Art Lending Library is an ambitious commission by Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich which takes the form of an experimental library and public procession. Originally conceived and curated by Market Gallery for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012, it provides the unique opportunity for the people of the town or city in which it is exhibited to borrow works of art and enjoy them within their homes, work places and community centres.

The Art Lending Library brings together over 50 works by a diverse range of artists working across the broad spectrum of formats available within contemporary visual arts practice. The project has been made possible through the generosity of participating artists in gifting their works into the care of the library, to be made available to loan for the duration of the exhibition.

The Art Lending Library will be exhibited at Metal Culture, Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX from Saturday 5th until Sunday 24th March 2016.