THE TEVIOT, THE FLAG AND THE RICH, RICH SOIL
The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil is a programme of artist residencies supporting long-term, site-sensitive, lens-based research exploring the borders, boundaries and lines of Hawick and the Scottish Borders.
Launched in July 2021, the programme engages artists in collaborating with communities to consider the pasts, presents and futures of Hawick while researching and investigating the town and wider region’s cultural identities in relation to land, water, industry, territory, place and environment.
Emphasising collaboration, collectivity and sustainable growth, The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil also includes artist bursaries, community filmmaking workshops, and a traineeships programme.
Much of The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil has been funded as part of Culture Collective, Creative Scotland’s pilot programme establishing a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities across Scotland, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.
Alchemy Film & Arts is a Creative Scotland Regular Funded Organisation. The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil is also funded by the William Grant Foundation. Andy Mackinnon’s Waterwheel commission is funded with support from Live Borders. Workshops as part of Jules Horne’s Big Border Bogle Hunt also received support from Women’s Fund For Scotland.
Graphics design: Marcus Jack, 2021.