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BOG MYRTLE AND FLAMETHROWERS

Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers is a new exhibition by artist and filmmaker Karel Doing. Encompassing still images, film strips and triple-projection film loops, the exhibition is part of Forage/Image, an Alchemy Film & Arts project exploring the relationship between artists, landscapes and environment. More information about Forage/Image can be found here.

Karel created Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers in Hawick during a recent artist residency with Alchemy Film & Arts. Using local plants and plant-based chemistry, Karel worked with staff and volunteers from Burnfoot Community Futures and members of the Borders-based Moving Image Makers Collective. Karel’s workshops were part of Alchemy’s new Film Town initiative, which aims to develop projects that benefit Hawick and its unique communities by widening accessibility and inclusion for audiences, participants and partners.

Karel will join us for a Q&A at the exhibition opening on 27 September and the exhibition will run until 11 October.


EXHIBITION DETAILS

Venue: Yeomans, 53 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9BP
Public Preview and Artist Q&A: Friday 27 September, 6pm – 8pm
Opening Times: Saturday 28 September – Friday 11 October 2019 / Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm


FILM TOWN PHYTOGRAM WORKSHOPS

More information about Film Town, Alchemy’s community filmmaking initiative, can be found here.
More information about Karel Doing’s Phytogram (plant-based chemistry) method can be found here.