Thursday, 7 October 2010

Contents May Vary Live on Cultural Mix 13/10/10

Contents May Vary Live on Cultural Mix

Wednesday 13th October 2010, 6-8pm

Phoenix Radio 96.7FM

Contents May Vary artists Alice Bradshaw, Liz Murphy and Richard Shields join Tee Liburd on Phoenix Radio 96.7FM: Cultural Mix to discuss their upcoming project Boatelier on the Rochdale Canal in Calderdale.

Contents May Vary Artists' Talk: On Collaboration and Collectivity

Contents May Vary Artists' Talk: On Collaboration and Collectivity

Wednesday 24th November 2010, 5-7 pm
Union 105, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3HY UK

Contents May Vary in conversation on their Boatelier collaboration on the Rochdale Canal and the resulting Propellart exhibition at Union 105 as part of East Street Arts' Weds@105 Series 2. Free and informal.



Preview: Thursday 18th November 2010, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues 22nd November - 9th December 2010
Union 105, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3HY UK

For Propellart, Contents May Vary will present the outcome of their Boatelier journey through the waterways of the Rochdale Canal, Social, Liberal and Working Men's Clubs, 24 hour artist residencies and exchanges with those further a field. Music, writing, rubbish, drawing, drinking maybe even drowning are the fruits of their labours on display in the gallery in the city away from the water channels. The collections created aboard Boatelier form the basis of this exhibition at Union 105 and combined with documentation of the process, visitors will discover a snapshot of a week in the lives of Contents May Vary and the artists in residence aboard a narrow boat in the Calder Valley. All are welcome to experience the experiences and to ask what they will of those involved.

Boatellier and Propellart are part of Over Yonder in collaboration with East Street Arts, a project containing the efforts of many collectives and institutions in both the Aire-Calder Valley and Ruhr Vallery in Germany. Contents May Vary is an artist collective of limited means other than savvy and gall. They show anywhere with a roof and sometimes without. There work is informed and informal, giving their audience of all walks a varied artistic experience.

Contents May Vary will also be giving a talk at Union 105 on Collaboration and Collectivity, Wednesday 24th November, 5-7pm, as part of East Street Arts' Weds@105 Series 2. Free and informal.

Monday, 4 October 2010



Saturday 16th October - Thursday 21st October 2010

Rochdale Canal, Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK

As part of Over Yonder in collaboration with East Street Arts' Social Club 2010, Contents May Vary have produced Boatelier which uses the alternative, ready-made exhibition and performance space of a narrow boat navigating the Rochdale Canal for the location of an exhibition of three event-based works. Each artist has produced a participatory event for Boatelier which takes the idea of connecting the twinned locations of the Aire and Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, England and the Ruhr Valley in Germany and explores the social, historical and political similarities and differences.

From the 16th to the 21st of October, Contents May Vary will moor at advertised locations where they will present their event based works. Throughout each event they will collect artefacts which will be added to a collection on board the boat, accumulating throughout their journey.

Artists In Residence will join the Boatelier crew and present additional exhibits that will form part of the Boatelier collection.

Contents May Vary invite members of the public aboard the boat to experience the collection and the results of the events. Refreshments will be provided and visitors can discuss everything from art to boating with the artists.

Saturday 16th October, 17.00-19:00: Sowerby Bridge
Sunday 17th October, 15.00-17:00: Todmorden
Monday 18th October, 18.00-20:00: Hebden Bridge
Tuesday 19th October, 18.00-20:00: Todmorden
Wednesday 20th October, 18.00-20:00: Sowerby Bridge
Thursday 21st October, 16:00-18:00: Hebden Bridge

The results of Boatelier will be then exhibited in Propellart as part of the Social Club 2010 finale at East Street Arts' Union 105 in Chapeltown, Leeds, previewing 18th November 2010 continuing to 9th December 2010.

The artists will also give a talk on 24th November, 5-7 pm, at Union105 as part of Weds@105 Series 2: On Collaboration and Collectivity.

Contents May Vary
East Street Art
Over Yonder
Union 105

Over Yonder: Boatelier is made possible by the support of West Yorkshire Grants, Marketing Leeds, Jet2 and Leeds City Council.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Residency Oppertunity

Residency Opportunity
Contents May Vary are looking for artists to take part in a series of 24 hour residencies. Artists will work site-responsively within the confines of a narrow boat which is travelling to 3 destinations on the Aire & Calder Navigation: Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

For Boatelier, Contents May Vary invite the public to participate in a series of event-based works on the confines of a narrow boat along the Rochdale canal.
The Manchester based artist collective have historically responded to and exhibited in alternatives to white-walled gallery spaces, orchestrating public interactions with everyday objects and ideas.

Contents May Vary are inviting artists to become 24 hour residents on the narrow boat during the project. Artists In Residence will join the Boatelier crew and as well as engaging in Contents May Vary's events will have the opportunity to develop and present additional exhibits to the Boatelier collection.

At the advertised times, residents and visitors are invited to join Contents May Vary and the Artists In Residence aboard the narrow boat for a cup of tea or glass of wine to enjoy, discuss and contribute the events.

The result of the residency will be shown as part of the aboard exhibition and as part of the Social Club 2010 finale at East Street Arts, Union 105.

There is no fee or material/travel bursaries available. Accommodation aboard Boatelier is free.

The residencies will take place on the 17th/18th/19th/20th October 2010

To apply: Send a 500 word maximum statement detailing why this residency is of interest to you with supporting images, your current CV and links to relevant websites/blogs to with the subject Boatelier Residency .

DEADLINE Fri 8th October 2010