8 April 2022

Jade Montserrat exhibition and keynote address | Alchemy Film and Arts

This year’s Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival will open with a keynote presentation from our artist in resident Jade Montserrat, whose new exhibition ‘Ritual Passage: Memorials for Frederick Douglass and Thomas Jenkins’ also opens in Heritage Hub over the festival weekend.

Thursday 28 April
4.30pm / @heartofhawick

Thursday 28 April – Sunday 1 May
11am – 4pm / @liveborders Heritage Hub

The Hawick Paper notes that Ritual Passage ‘will honour two important figures in Hawick’s little-known Black histories – world-famous anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass and Hawick-raised Tom Jenkins, Britain’s first Black schoolteacher… the exhibition explores antiracism and launches a new educational resource for young people, school pupils and community groups – encouraging them to make masks and produce films in tribute to Douglass and Jenkins, while engaging with their immediate environment through the four natural elements.’

Tickets to Jade’s keynote are priced £3 / £5 / £7 on a ‘pay as you can’ basis. Admission to her exhibition is free.

Image: Anthony Chappel Ross

Full festival lineup and tickets here.