Canalology

London, GB
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"Canalology 2014" is a one day festival along the Lea Valley canal in Tottenham, London.  

The festival, which takes place on Saturday, 3rd May 2014, has been organised by POST artists’ network and brings together the work of twelve artists and artist groups whose work responds to place.

The inspiration

POST is a prominent UK peer network for artists.  The group is committed to bringing art to interesting and unconventional spaces, as well as to supporting emerging and established artists through skill sharing and collaboration.  Recent projects include Construction Gallery in Tooting, and Cascades at Studio 180.  The group have also exhibited as part of Hackney Wicked.

POST have had Britain’s canals in their sights for some time; these industrial waterways are the hidden green arteries of our cities, bringing together old and new, natural and man-made, the ordinary and the strange.  Four POST members are Tottenham-based and the time the group spent in this part of London helped cement the decision to hold the pilot in a series of canal based events here. Canalology 2014 is supported by Arts Council England.

The artists

The 12 artists and artists groups all make temporary publicly-sited works using a range of media. We'll be staging humorous installation-performances by BBKP, Ilka Leukefeld, Fiona Long, Atelier FraSe and The Unasked-for Public Art Agency (Marco Cali, Pippa Koszerek & Aliki Kylika),  film and internet works by Helena Wee, Olga Koroleva and Samantha Penn, alternative mappings and publications by Jenny Rolfe-Herbert, Natasha Vicars and Mary Yacoob.  You can find out more about each artist at http://postartists.com/canalology/ ' 

The work

The twelve artists and artist groups will adopt a range of media, from sculpture to storytelling, to explore life around the Lea Valley canal.  In the run-up to the festival the group will post their progress online at postartists.com/canalology and sponsoring the event will earn you the chance to become a Canalologist and take away a piece of the festival in the form of an artwork or an experience.  Workshops, walking tours and performances are already taking shape and the canal on 3rd May will spring to life with boat building, ad-hoc video editing and green candy floss.  

The aims

With Canalology, POST aims to bring new attention to the role of canals within our cities and their potential as spaces for artistic exploration.  It’s important to us that our audience feels as involved and connected to the project as we do - after all Canalology will run alongside the daily lives and histories of those visiting.  We aim to find out and present fascinating things about Tottenham; to show this part of the capital in different and interesting ways in the understanding that, while art can temporarily alter the landscape in surprising and magical ways, the character of the canals is a true one off.

We would love to see you in Tottenham on 3rd May and hope you will consider sponsoring our project. We need £16,400 to bring this project to life and we already are almost there with a grant from Arts Council England's Grants for the arts fund, but we need the last £1500 to make the festival everything we plan it to be! Your support will ensure we can provide a great experience with far reaching publicity, strong local presence, clear signage, high quality artworks and ultimately a strong legacy. Please take a look at the rewards we're offering. Thank you! 

*For all thank you tweets and mentions we will e-mail you to confirm before publicly mentioning you and will only do so once we have received the ok from you.

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Website mention and thank you tweet

£3.00 or more : Receive a special mention on our website + thank you tweet (if you wish*) *We will e-mail you to confirm before publicly mentioning you

 

Become an honorary Canalologist

£5.00 or more : You will be invited to a VIP tour of the exhibition on 3 May 2014 and receive a special mention on our website + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Sneak Preview: Jenny Rolfe Herbert

£10.00 or more : Receive an artwork text message from Jenny Rolfe-Herbert as she journeys along the Lea Valley Canal composing her text artworks – a very special sneak preview of her work direct to your phone, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Be a moth bearer for artist Beckie Leach

£20.00 or more : Become an active participant in one of Beckie Leach's performances by becoming a moth bearer, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

On site artwork by Olga Koroleva + VIP tour invitation

£20.00 or more : Receive an inkjet image made by Olga Koroleva, produced on site by the artist as she creates her artwork, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Your definition of Canalology + VIP tour

£25.00 or more : Contribute your definition of Canalology to the website/brochure and see it featured (with your name, if you wish) on one of the signs that direct visitors along the exhibition route, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Storyboard prints from Helena Wee's animation

£25.00 or more : Storyboards from artist Helena Wee's animation to be shown during Canalology at the Beam Engine Museum in Markfield Park. Featuring a universe made from teapots and cups. + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Working drawing by The Unasked-for Public Art Agency

£50.00 or more : Receive a 'working drawing' on paper by The Unasked-for Public Art Agency (Marco Cali, Pippa Koszerek & Aliki Kylika) of one of their installations/props and a pdf copy of their script (including images from the performance promenade), + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Peanut Camera Workshop!

£80.00 or more : Spend a day with artist group BBKP at their studio experimenting with absurd and inventive solutions for pinhole photography. This will be a day of home brewed beer, peanut butter sandwiches and a sneak preview of their 'boats' for Canalology, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*) For more info see BBKP's blog post http://postartists.com/peanut-camera-workshop/

 

Unique drawing by Mary Yacoob

£100.00 or more : Receive a unique artwork by Mary Yacoob, an intricate systematic drawing created as she explores ideas for her alternative map of Tottenham, + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*) *We will e-mail you to confirm before publicly mentioning you

 

Stool made by nomad design workshop Atelier FraSe

£100.00 or more : A stool made by Atelier FraSe, using the same kind of recycled wood that will be used for the Canalology project. + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)

 

Original drawing and private canalside drawing session with Ilka Leukefeld

£150.00 or more : An original, A4 ink on paper drawing signed by the artist and a private drawing session with the Tottenham canal with the artist Ilka Leukefeld + VIP tour + website mention + thank you tweet (if you wish*)