Through a series of residencies, a selection of Peterborough Artists from a range of disciplines have an opportunity to explore audio production and radio broadcasting as a new medium for their artistic process and presentation.
In succession, 6 Artists are each provided with a five-week residency which includes mentorship, gear, training and support towards re-imagining their artistic discipline using the radio as an artistic medium, a vehicle and a stage to share their new works with our community.
Textile Artist Melanie McCall's discipline focuses on her collaboration with the natural world. Her work with natural fibres and plant dyes to create cloth collage has been translated through this residency into sound collages made with recordings from local woodlands, wetlands, animal sounds and musical instruments.
Melanie McCall's broadcast premiered on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM Sunday October 17, 2021 at 6 – 7:30 pm
Jose Miguel Hernandez is a painter who works primarily in oils, his focus on simple images and feelings he calls “isolated realism”. Through this residency, Miguel recorded and edited a variety of sounds from both his current and remembered experiences to tell the story of how he came to Canada and the struggles he has overcome.
Miguel Hernandez's broadcast premiered on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM Sunday Nov 14, 2021, 2021 at 6 – 7:30 pm
JoEllen Brydon's folkloric paintings and installations are based on the buried stories and long forgotten local histories, telling the day to day stories of people she meets, tales of her ancestors rooted in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and stories from her beloved Cavan hills. She is currently creating a large-scale mixed-media project dedicated to the work of her late mother, journalist Jean Armstrong Brydon who was the advice columnist “Elizabeth Thompson” with the Globe and Mail from 1966 to 1978.
This broadcast features the voices of local people both professional and amateur, reading letters from JoEllen Brydon's collection and first aired on Sunday Dec 12, 2021 at 6 – 7:30 pm
Gillian Turnham discusses the theory and cultural context of the Islamic artistic tradition with practicing Islamic Artists from around the world.
Gillian Turnham's broadcast premiered on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM Sunday February 6, 2022 at 6 – 7:30 pm
John Marris discusses the importance of community art projects that reflects on his experience of running art programs over the last three years.
John Marris' broadcast premiered on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM Sunday March 06, 2022 at 6 – 7:30 pm
This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada with Canadian Content Development funding provided by commercial radio broadcasters.
For more information about this project, please contact Laurel Paluck at firstname.lastname@example.org.