Online 24–25 Jun 2023 Free Image Descriptions

Educators, join us for two online workshops developed by artist Jade de Montserrat.

Applications are open from 9 May until 26 May 2023 for secondary school educators to join two online workshops developed by multi-disciplinary artist Jade de Montserrat. These will explore key questions around self-image and identity in relation to young people aged 11 to 16.

Following the workshops, Serpentine will develop an educational resource in collaboration with Jade de Montserrat to be distributed to schools across the UK. This informative physical and digital guide will bring together content developed from workshops with artists, activists and educators, and will aim to help educators create a space for conversations around self-image and identity among young people.

We’re seeking educators across the UK working in subjects such as Art, History, ICT, Digital Technology and Critical Theory at secondary schools. Educators applying in pairs from the same school are encouraged as well as educators applying as individuals. Applicants from a diverse range of settings and experiences (NQT, SENCO, Head Teacher etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Key information:

Educators will need to be available for both:

– Online Workshop 1: Saturday 24 June 2023, 10am – 12pm
– Online Workshop 2: Sunday 25 June 2023, 10am – 12pm

Applicant Criteria:

– You must be able to attend both online sessions on the dates listed above.
– You must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone and Microsoft Teams software.
– You must be currently working in a Secondary School in the UK.
– Applicants from a diverse range of settings and experiences (NQT, SENCO, Head Teacher etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Register your interest by completing this short form by 6pm, Friday 26 May 2023. Selected applicants will be notified by email by Friday 2 June 2023.

About Cracks in the Curriculum

Cracks in the Curriculum is a workshop series and publishing platform for teachers, which aims to bring artists and educators together to think about how to address pressing social issues in the classroom. The Cracks in the Curriculum series explores key questions and themes that run through Serpentine’s Education, Exhibition and Live programmes. The content for each resource emerges from workshops with artists, activists and educators.

Cracks in the Curriculum #5 considers themes around folklore, mythology and Afro-Futurism, and explores cultural teachings, education and discovery emerging through fantasy across the ages.


For more information about Cracks in the Curriculum visit:

If you have any queries, please get in touch with K Bailey Obazee (Project Coordination, Young People and Education, Serpentine):

Artist Bio

Jade de Montserrat’s (b. 1981) research-led practice excavates shared histories alongside delving into her personal narrative. Montserrat works at the intersection of art and activism through painting, performance, film, sculpture, installation, print and text. She interrogates these mediums with the aim to expose gaps in our visual and linguistic habits. 

Jade Montserrat is the recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship which supports her PhD (via MPhil) at IBAR, UCLan, (Race and Representation in Northern Britain in the context of the Black Atlantic: A Creative Practice Project) and the development of her work from her Black diasporic perspective in the North of England. She was also awarded one of two Jerwood Student Drawing Prizes in 2017 for No Need for Clothing, a documentary photograph of a drawing installation at Cooper Gallery DJCAD by Jacquetta Clark.

Curated and produced by

Serpentine Education Team

Alex Thorp
Jemma Egan
K Bailey Obazee 



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