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Metal at Edge Hill Station – The Soup Collective: State of Perception


The Soup Collective: State of Perception
4 – 26 February 2011

The Soup Collective is a group of artists who work together at Tate Liverpool.  It consists of practicing artists who, alongside their roles at Tate, exhibit nationally and represent many of the city’s leading studios and groups such as: Red Wire, Elevator, and the Cooperative.  The group has been established since 2001 and has exhibited regularly during the Liverpool Biennial Independents festival; in 2006, 2008 and 2010.   This year sees a new interest and direction evolve for the group featuring International collaboration.

The group wishes to expand their practices and invite other similar existing or potential groups to join them in future collaborations.  This exhibition at Metal, Edge Hill Station is an ambitious start to International collaborative partnerships and will begin an exploration into future International links in order to share culture and develop International exchange.

For ‘State of Perception’ the group were invited by Metal to consider collaborations with other artists who would pull individual artists practices away from their established comfort zones, challenging them to take on new skills and discover different approaches to the creative process.  As well as new partnerships between artists within the collective, the exhibition will include invited partners from Austria, California and Norway.  The exhibition is an experiment in artist’s exchange.

The conceptual starting point for these collaborations is Edge Hill station itself, the World’s oldest passenger railway station and the home of Metal Liverpool, an innovative and multi-disciplinary creative arts organisation and residency space.  ‘State of Perception’ will detail upon the emotional resonance of journeys taken from the space – the potential romance, secrecy, joy or inspiration of travel.

Contributing artists are: Charles Andersen (UK), Sarah Coventry (USA), Claudia Czimek (Austria), Lee Kendall (UK), Tifany Kendall (Canada), Jacqueline F Kerr (UK), Jet Pascua (Norway), Sue Meyerhoff Sharples (UK), Emma Sumner (UK), Wendy Williams (UK) and Claire Weetman (UK).

On the preview evening there will be entertainment from writers, musicians and poets from within the collective.  These artists will create new work based on the ideas and concepts of the artwork within the gallery space.  Please check for more details.

Admission free.
Opening times: Tues-Fri 14.00-18.00 and Sat 12.00-16.00

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