The Golden Thread Gallery invites you to join a team of volunteers working on a major public art commission. Radio Relay will share the magic of radio with new audiences from Northern Ireland and beyond.  Graham Fagen and a team of contemporary artists, selected by Golden Thread Gallery, will explore these historic moments and their links to the development of radio. A nationwide arts and participatory programme featuring artists including Paddy Bloomer, Gareth Moore, Sara Morrison, Mhairi Sutherland and Philip Hession will teach you such skills as how to build your own lo-fi radio transmitter, connecting your “ghost voice” with voices from the past. Then, on an action-packed midsummer weekend connecting sites such as Grey Point Fort, Giant’s Ring and the Black Mountain, a flock of silver kites will recreate early experiments in radio antennae, while a swarm of battery operated radios will create an amazing artwork made of sound.

You will be part of a strong team working together to bring ideas to life.  We value our volunteers, and in turn we help them gain the skills needed to secure further employment within the arts.

Volunteers get involved in many aspects of the project – everything from assisting artists, administrators and curators, creative workshop support, photographic and technical aid. We work with the each volunteer to create a tailored role that works for both you and us.

If this sound like something you, or any of your friends, would like to get involved in, then why not apply? The Golden Thread Gallery is a rewarding and creative working environment, and we encourage people of all ages* and from all walks of life to get involved!

For further information please contact RUTH GRAHAM
at [email protected] and put in the subject line: Get Involved RADIO RELAY.

Oh and you get a cute t-shirt too!

*Note: this is an unpaid voluntary role.  Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.


Radio Relay is co-commissioned by Golden Thread Gallery and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.