The Time’s Up Boating Association (TUBA) is a loose affiliation of boating practitioners based around the group Time’s Up in Linz, Austria.

You could think of TUBA as a Special Interest Group. By default our activities revolve around the Danube, however our interests are far reaching. TUBA is a partner in the larger Time’s Up Nautical Alliance which has a wider area of interest including all things nautical, but also about weather, sea pollution or navigation. TUNA interests will also be talked about in this blog, in the category TUNA.

We have a strong interest in (Kitsch) Boat Art, in particular we are eternally searching for the perfect “Boat in Storm” (oil) painting. The Time’s Up Galle(r)y has been a place for the collection of these wonderful art works for over 12 years now and we are grateful for a vast array of donated works from many friends and acquaintances. The collection was exhibited in a replica of the Galley in 2011 at the Microwave festival in Hong Kong. Feel free to donate to our collection.

A view of one wall of the Galley Gallery

A view of one wall of the Galley Gallery

We have always used the adjoining harbour for recreational boating and water based activities. This has proven to be of great value in decompressing high performance contemporary artists, distracting them from goal oriented arts creation behaviour. Artists In Residence such as Nik Baginsky, Triclops and Marnix de Nijs have felt the invigorating effects of the Linz Industrial Harbour.

In 2006 we hosted a meeting for practitioners working with the Danube and shipping in general, exhibiting several works in our workshop space. Franz Xaver with his boat Franz Feigl has been a resident here and we undertook an official renaming event with a failed theology student and self proclaimed king as our name takers and name givers for the good ship.

For Winter 2009-2010 we were host to several projects. Leo Schaztl started renovating his recently acquired studio vessel, Markus L assembled his “trash” catamaran from decommissioned gas tanks, Tim B and Pippa B undertook a small construction project based upon plans from a 1932 boating publication of Edwin Monk and Marc 9 started renovating an old wooden speedboat that has been in storage for several years after a partial restoration around the turn of the century.

Since then the CoC project has started and finished (2011-2012), the Runcible Spoon restoration was started and then put on ice due to deck disintegration problems and Sarcelle was brought to order and launched.

In 2013 the gas tank catamaran will be launched and a wide spectrum of other activities will continue. We hope you enjoy being informed of our activities and look forward to suggestions, comments and all other contributions.


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