Combining quotations with her own writing, Montserrat refers to her watercolours and drawings as dissemination tools. Sometimes the words and fragments point towards a specific reference, other times they are brief traces of a conversation or experience. What they all have in common is they are instances in Montserrat’s ongoing exploration of building spaces of belonging and care. They sit alongside other strands of her manifold practice, informed by the interplay of art and activism and the literary traditions of the Black Atlantic.
The series of watercolours and drawings are in dialogue with the context of the Stuart Hall Library, which in turn amplifies the multitude of voices in a perpetual, generative reverberation. The exhibition will be accompanied by a reading list and publication display responding to Jade Montserrat’s work.