Category Archives: news

Art Transmission will be exhibiting in POP – 64-66 High Street, Chatham, Kent from Thursday 25th Sept – Saturday 4th Oct

Art Transmission will be exhibiting in POP – 64-66 High Street, Chatham, Kent from Thursday 25th Sept – Saturday 4th Oct

(Exhibition open 25th, 26th, 27th September and 2nd, 3rd and 4th October. 12-6pm Exhibition closes at 2.00pm on 4th October)

The exhibition is a culmination of Art Transmission that took place from September 2013 – October 2014 in swale for BRFM Bridge radio through the Daniel Monday Night Community Show and

features the sound work of artists  Jim Whelton who worked with The Sittingbourne Kemsley Light Railway,

Jane Pitt  who worked with Minster Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Club, Kate Chapman who worked with the Sheppey Horticultural Society,

with photographs by Simon Martin 

Art Transmission a project to make new sound art for the airwaves on BRFM Bridge radio through the Daniel Monday Night Community Show

https://arttransmissionradioexperiment.wordpress.com/ and is funded by Ideas Test (Creative People & Places: Swale & Medway), which is an Arts Council Programme designed to get more people engaged in the Arts.

This is a pod cast from when Daniel and the art transmission team presented a one off special radio show all about Art Transmission on London’s art radio station Resonance 104.4fm

#podcast http://youtu.be/k9ZBEeX6iZ0

This is a pod cast from when Daniel and the art transmission team presented a one off special radio show all about Art Transmission on London’s art radio station Resonance 104.4fm the show was first broadcast live on Saturday the 13th of September at 2.30pm and then repeated on Tuesday 16 September, 07:00 – 08:00 am

comprises three radio projects recently commissioned by FrancisKnight, the Kent based arts organisation with funding from Ideas Test – a radio experiment by the Isle of Sheppey station BRFM Bridge Radio. Presenter Daniel Nash is joined by artists Jim Whelton, Jane Pitt and Kate Chapman, as well as Laura and Louise of FrancisKnight for this special one-off broadcast.

The art transmission team and BRFM Bridge radio would like to say a big thank you to London’s art radio station Resonance 104.4fm for giving us this opportunity

Art Transmissions part 1 Press your Ear to the Rail on BRFM 95.6

Press your Ear to the Rail

Art Transmissions part 1

A Community Radio broadcast with a twist.

BRFM the community radio station from the Isle of Sheppey has embarked on a unique project to air new broadcasts by three local community groups who have been working with artists to capture the individual sounds of the groups.

Working with arts organisation FrancisKnight, ‘Press your Ear to the Rail is the first of the Art Transmissions, which features the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway and sound artist Jim Whelton.  Jim has immersed himself into the daily routines and lives of the volunteers as they go about restoring and maintaining the working railway.

Jim has explored the acoustics of the yard and recorded a wealth of anecdotes and technical detail from the volunteers. From the throaty growl of the diesel engines ticking over, to the gentle chug of steam power, listen to the evocative sounds that brim with meaning and memory on the Daniel Nash, Arts and Community Show from Monday 7th April between 7 & 10pm.

Karen Day, BRFM Station Manager, said: “This project has involved and enabled local community groups to work with BRFM. Similar projects have been undertaken and then played on air.  This project has been designed specifically for radio and BRFM are proud to be the station to air it.  The Community Media Association (CMA) has been very pleased with the progress and is being kept updated throughout by Daniel Nash (Community Liaison Coordinator / BRFM Presenter).  It is very exciting to be a part of a project recording social history as it is hoped it will be shared with the CMA and then archived in the British Library when it’s completed.”

BRFM 95.6 is a Community Radio station based in Minster-On-Sea, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, which provides a wide range of music, news and local information, traffic & travel. BRFM broadcasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is run by passionate and hard working group of volunteers.

Daniel Nash is an artist and presenter on The Daniel Monday Night Community Show that is aired on BRFM 95.6 every Monday 7-10pm. Since launching his show in November 2006 he has interviewed a wide range of guests with a focus on the arts in Swale.

FrancisKnight is an independent arts consultancy based in Maidstone, Kent. Through the arts they offer positive experiences and new ideas that inspire vibrant communities and places delivering projects in north Kent and across the southeast. For more information please visit http://www.francisknight.co.uk

Art Transmission is funded by Ideas Test, (Creative People and Places: Swale & Medway), an action research programme to find new routes into creativity and the arts, embedded with and led by local people.

Background on Jim Whelton

Art Transmission #1

Jim Whelton is an audio artist and sound designer. Over the last fifteen years he has produced experimental radio shows and written original scripts for Resonance104.4 FM, ORF Austria, CKLN, Toronto, Dutch National Radio, Radio Corax Halle, Sao Paolo Biennale and for various internet radio stations.

A number of his sound and musical pieces have formed part of interactive displays in the Tate Modern, Science Museum, National Horticultural Museum, National Trust of Scotland and most recently for the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. He can also be found performing live experimental music and making short films when time permits.

The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway operates over almost two miles of the original main line from Sittingbourne Viaduct station to Kemsley Down Station and crosses one of the first and longest reinforced concrete viaducts in the world. The line was formerly owned by Bowater papermaking and was used to carry raw materials and finished products between the company’s two mills and Ridham Dock. This steam railway is run entirely by volunteers who work together to keep the service operating and open to the public between April – December each year.

For Art Transmission #1 Jim is exploring the acoustic spaces within the yard. He has also recorded a wealth of anecdotes and technical detail from the volunteers and will use the station tannoy system to produce some surreal station announcements.

For further information contact Louise Francis at FrancisKnight on 07956 437242

We have now commissioned our three sound artists

We have now commissioned our three sound artists They are

post by Daniel

Art Transmission Photography Simon Martin

Art Transmission have now commissioned a photographer Simon Martin http://simon-martin.org/ to document the project

post by Daniel

Community Media Association mentioned ‘Art Transmission’

The Community Media Association mentioned ‘Art Transmission’  in their arts.community.media section http://arts.commedia.org.uk/news/art-transmission/

post by Daniel

Photographer wanted

Photographer wanted

We are looking for a photographer to document the Art Transmission project, a new radio experiment funded by Ideas Test (Creative People & Places: Swale & Medway) with BRFM Bridge radio, presented and broadcast through the Daniel Monday night community show.
Ideally based in or around Swale or Medway you will document the commissioned artists during the project.

Timescale: November 2013 – March 2014

Fee: £1000 inclusive of expenses.

You must carry public liability and have a current DBS check.

Transport essential

If you wish to be considered please send examples of your work either low res images or a link to your website (we will be looking for documentary style) to: office@francisknight.co.uk

For an informal chat please get in touch with Louise Francis: 07956 437242

Deadline: 25th October 2013