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Tetley's Associate Artists Programme 2019-2020

Tetley's Beer and The Tetley support four artists annually as part of  The Tetley's Associate Artists Programme (TAAP). The successful artists are:  K.P.Culver,​ Ro Hardaker, Jack Pell​ and Annabel Taylor-Munt.  TAAP is a year-long tailored mentoring and development programme that aims to provide opportunities in Leeds and Yorkshire to foster a new generation of artists.

Selected by Bryony Bond, Artistic Director at The Tetley, Dr Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Simeon Barclay, artist, the selected TAAP artists demonstrate a strong direction in their practice, but will benefit from external support and recognition to take their talent to the next level. Each selected artist will have a budget of £1,500 to spend on bespoke needs, such as a guest mentor, curatorial visits or developing work.

K.P.Culver's practice explores the relationship between the body and environments through movement and repetition. Using sculpture, performance and text to focus on office spaces in particular. Based in Leeds, Culver is a member of artist-led studio and project space serf and has exhibited at Index Festival (Leeds), Paradise Works (Manchester), and Humber Street Gallery (Hull). Culver was also recently awarded a micro commission from The ArtHouse (Wakefield).

Ro Hardaker questions fixed logics of embodiment, advocates for difficult modes of artistic production and forms kinships with others. Using the body as the starting point for inquiry, they explore how things feel over what they look like. Recent sharing and research partners include The Live Art Development Agency (London), ]performance s p a c e [ (Folkestone), Future Ritual (London), SPILL Festival of Performance (London/Ipswich), Assembly #2 (Simiane-la-Rotonde, FR), Uppsala konstmuseum (Uppsala, SE) and Queer City Cinema and Performatorium (Regina, CA).

Jack Pell works within the realm of moving image and performance. His work exists within a culturally and spiritually hybrid mythology, usually focusing on priestly humanoid characters who recite poetic verses. Jack has a nomadic practice, so far only working in temporary studio spaces. He exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 (Liverpool John Moores University) and South London Gallery. He also co-founded the artist-led space Freehold Projects in Leeds City Centre.

Annabel Taylor-Munt's work investigates hyper-masculine spaces and their positions in society, re-interpreting these environments by abstracting and re-configuring how they are engaged with to create new forms and interaction through choreography, film and performance. Shows include Parallel Architectures IIIII, (Bridewell Prison Leeds Town Hall) Index Festival 2019 (Leeds), Tender Balance 2019, (Leeds International Festival), Mod Copeland gallery 2018 (London) and upcoming Along the plane Leeds Inspired 2019.

Events and more details to follow.

WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT - Call for Participants
24 February, 9 & 23 March, 6 & 20 April 2020
5.30 - 7.30 pm

As part of Ro Hardaker's TAAP development, we are calling out for participants to take part in Wrestling Training for Leeds Based LGBTQIA+ people. The training will consist of 5 free sessions with wrestler Hannah Wilk facilitated by artist Ro Hardaker.

By prioritising bodies, identities and experiences that have historically been made to feel unwelcome in exercise, movement and wrestling, we hope to create an environment that fosters community over competitiveness with the long term goal of providing regular classes & meet-ups.

We particularly welcome applications from QTIPOC, people of any size, weight, age and those with varying levels of (dis)ability. If you have any access issues that we can help support you with please let us know in the application process - extending to but not limited to child care responsibilities, travel costs etc. (this won't affect you eligibility to take part).

For practicality and safety reasons we can only accept a limited number of participants for these sessions.

Deadline for applications: Monday 3 February 2020, 12pm Noon
Details on how to apply and further information can be downloaded here.

Annabel Taylor-Munt, After we Met, 2019, Videographer Rob Worsey

Ro Hardaker, Plough your own furrow. Spill festival of performance, 2014. Photo Guido Mencari

K.P.Culver, Tourist Torso, 2018. Courtesy the artist

Jack Pell, The Smart Bird and the Crazy Bird (Still). Courtesy the artist

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