Duncan Campbell

Falls Burns Malone Fiddles / 2003 / 30'


Transmission
Glasgow, Scotland
www.transmissiongallery.org

THE SPACE/COLLECTIVE

Transmission

A diverse and increasingly high profile art scene has emerged in Glasgow with Transmission at its centre. Transmission provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with local and international peers and influences.

Transmission was set up in 1983 by graduates from Glasgow School of Art who were dissatisfied with the lack of exhibition spaces and opportunities for young artists in Glasgow. Through sponsorship and support from the Scottish Arts Council they managed and maintained a space in which to exhibit their work and the work of a rapidly growing collective of local artists.

They began to invite artists who had influenced them to show in the gallery and become part of this dialogue. The range of contacts grew through projects with similar organisations such as City Racing in London and Artemisia in Chicago and this exchange of ideas has continued with Transmission providing a model for other collectives like Catalyst in Belfast and Generator in Dundee.

The gallery is managed by a voluntary committee of six people. Each member of the committee serves for up to two years and is then replaced. Transmission evolves under the influence of each successive committee member and continues to draw in a young peer group as active participants.


Membership:
We represent the needs and interests of our membership by maintaining an image bank of slides which are made available to visiting curators and artists. Members also gain the use of gallery facilities such as fax, photocopier, video equipment and slide projector and receive ten to twelve mailouts per year including a newsletter detailing opportunities within the gallery and beyond and invitiations to private views at Transmission. Members may also 'piggyback' the mail-out with their own information (flyers for shows etc.) During exhibitions, full members may be asked to consider proposals made by members throughout the year - the downstairs space is an ideal area to develop experimental work, present projection based projects and solo exhibitions.

The annual members' shows are an important part of Transmission; they are open submission and allow the whole membership to exhibit work - a good opportunity for less established artists and valuable for our future programming. This is also the only time committee members may show their own work in association with Transmission.

One year's membership costs 5 to students or the unemployed, and 15 to those with a wage. If you cannot afford the fee, you may invigilate for a day at the gallery in lieu - during shows, members can invigilate from 11am to 5 pm and receive 10 in payment. For legal reasons we must ask that members choose either a full or associate membership: full members are required to attend transmission's annual general meeting; associate members are not required to attend the annual general meeting. Individuals resident in or around Glasgow are encouraged to become full members and to participate more in the running of the gallery.

We try to represent the needs and interests of our membership by maintaining an image bank of slides which are shown to visiting curators and artists. Members also gain the use of gallery facilities such as fax, e-mail, photocopying, video equipment and slide projectors, and receive regular mailouts including a newsletter detailing opportunities within the gallery and beyond and invitations to private views at the gallery.

Private views are at the heart of the Transmission community: come along, drink beer and wine and talk to like minded people. This is where contacts are made and friendships forged.

To become a member of Transmission: Please send a cheque or postal order for 15 (waged) or 5 (student/unwaged) with details of your name, address, telephone/fax and e-mail.

28 King Street
Glasgow G1 5QP

T:+44 (0)141 552 4813
F:+44 (0)141 552 1577
info@transmissiongallery.org
http://www.transmissiongallery.org/