Published: 9 November 2019
JOBS: THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
We are still recruiting for three positions to play a core role in delivering the tenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival – one of the leading festivals of its kind. The deadline for applications to the Production Associate position is fast approaching, with Communications Assistant and Print Traffic Coordinator to follow.
EXHIBITION: DEMELZA KOOIJ’S ‘WOLVES FROM ABOVE’
Join us for the opening of our next exhibition at 6pm on Friday 15 November, at 53 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9BP. Demelza Kooij, whose Wolves from Above is showing for the first time in a new installation context, will be present for an artist Q&A. Free admission, all welcome!
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WORKSHOP: FILM WALK WITH DEMELZA KOOIJ
To mark her exhibition opening, on Saturday 16 November, Demelza Kooij will lead a workshop and film walk around Hawick exploring defamiliarisation as an artistic method. Exploring ways in which everyday sites can be made exceptional, the free-to-attend workshop is a unique opportunity to practice, develop and challenge ideas about place and environment, and the ways in which we interpret our habitat.
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EVENT: GREAT HAWICK FILM QUIZ
We will host the next Great Hawick Film Quiz in the Heart of Hawick café bar at 7pm on Wednesday 20 November. Just £1 entry, all welcome!
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We edge ever closer to the deadline for submissions to Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2020. Send us your experimental features, shorts, installations and expanded cinema proposals by 15 December!
TOURING: ON THE MOVE
The self-curated touring programme of work by the Scottish Borders-based Moving Image Makers Collective continues in the coming weeks with screenings at the CCA in Glasgow, Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam and Pix Film Gallery in Toronto.
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APPOINTMENTS: NEW DIRECTOR, NEW TRUSTEES
Our 2019 AGM, held last month, concluded our first year as a Creative Scotland Regular Funded Organisation, as well as a period of research and evaluation culminating in the appointment of Rachael Disbury as Production Director – a new role with responsibilities distinct from but equal to those of Alchemy’s Creative Director.
The AGM also ended with the election of four new trustees to Alchemy’s Board: we welcome Irene Faith, Sarah Perks, Rachel Pronger and Mark Timmins, and the wealth of experience they bring in arts management, education and outreach and curation of artists’ moving image on an international scale.
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Finally, and with warmest thanks, we send salutations to Lawrence Robertson, a long-time Alchemy Trustee and Treasurer, who stepped down at our AGM following six years of service. Lawrence was instrumental in Alchemy’s growth as both an organisation and a registered charity, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.