October 2019 marks 15 years of our business partnership as FrancisKnight. It has been, and continues to be, an interesting journey. To celebrate, we decided to take a photographic trip down memory lane, taking in places and projects along the way…
Our first ever project! FrancisKnight were appointed by ArtOffice and Medway Council to work with international artist John Newling on the public art project Chatham Vines in St John’s Church, Chatham which went on to win the Rouse Kent Public Art Award for 2006.
2008, FrancisKnight were commissioned by Maidstone Borough Council to deliver Art at the Centre, an Arts Council England, South East pioneering awards scheme.
In 2009, FrancisKnight were appointed Project Managers for Leysdown Rose-tinted, working alongside Swale Borough Council to lead and deliver an arts in regeneration scheme on the eastern tip of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The project subsequently received a Certificate of Commendation from the Royal Society of Public Health, Health and Art Awards 2010.
Working with artist Nicole Mollett and Cathy Bird on a community workshop for Leysdown Rose-tinted.
2012: Pop-up arts space project with Making Art Work, Union Street, Maidstone.
November 2014, public art commission for Gravesham Borough Council: artist Douglas Jennings (ARBS) bronze statue of Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji reflecting his days of service in the RAF. The Pujji Memorial received The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2015.
2015, IN-SITE public art project, studio visit to see artist Nicola Flower. The project subsequently received the Culture, Design and Tourism Award 2015 for Visual Arts.
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