In the Garden at Hospitalfield

5 June 2021

Book launch, zine workshops and Talk by Laura Darling and Professor Anita Taylor

Join us for the launch of In the Garden at Hospitalfield, a new graphic novel by Laura Darling hilariously illustrating 800 years of garden history at Hospitalfield and produced as a result of her 2019-20 Free Drawing School residency.

Celebrating the launch of this fabulous and ambitious book we are joined by artists and organisers to host workshops and talks on zines books and drawing. Zines are self-made publications that can be made by anyone, and be about just about anything! They are designed to be low-cost and spread among friends and communities to share amazing ideas, build communities, or just to make something for the love of making. Glasgow Zine Library (GZL) is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018. Since 2018 Dundee Zine Fest has been an annual event that celebrates self-published zines, comics, photography, print-making and all other kinds of DIY making and self-publishing.

The main event of the day will be an In Conversation between author and illustrator Laura Darling and Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design followed by a toast and a book signing.

More info on each of the contributors can be found by scrolling down the page.

Programme
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11am – 5pm
Table with zines from: Dundee Zine Library and more. If you would like to submit a zine to sell, please email Kirsten for more info: kirsten@hospitalfield.org.uk

11am – 11.45am
Workshop 1: Collaborative Zine Making with Dundee Zine Fest.

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12.00pm – 1.30pm
Workshop 2: Martha of Glasgow Zine Library and Ju Scott, herbalist will lead a workshop on Herbal tea-tasting and zine-making.

Mugwort for tiredness, and Maidenhair to cure baldness? The garden at Hospitalfield was full of healing power when the monks were here! Join the Glasgow Zine Library as we step back in time to the earliest beginnings of Hospitalfields, and celebrate the medicinal history of the garden with a sensory zine-making experience. Engage your taste buds as we drink some herbal teas and immerse ourselves in the plant world, inspired by the vibrant new book from Laura Darling.

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2pm – 2.45pm
Workshop 3: One Page Zine with Dundee Zine Fest

Join DZF organisers Kirsty McKeown and Becca Clark for this zine making workshop; you will use cut and paste, drawing, rubber stamps, stencils, stickers and other analogue methods to create your own single page zine themed around utopias and future dreaming that can be copied and swapped with others.

Materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring any art, photos, writing etc that they would like to incorporate into their pages.

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2-2.30pm
Tour of the Walled Garden by Head Gardener Kate Robinson
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3pm – 3.45pm
In Conversation between illustrator Laura Darling & Professor Anita Taylor.

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4pm
Book Signing with drinks to celebrate the book launch of In the Garden at Hospitalfield by Laura Darling.

In The Garden at Hospitalfield by Laura Darling

In the Garden at Hospitalfield
A new graphic novel illustrating 800 years of garden history by Laura Darling.
Available to purchase from 27 May 2021 at Hospitalfield and Online

‘In the Garden at Hospitalfield we are led through time from the garden’s medieval origins to the present day. Over eight centuries we meet monks and pilgrims, wealthy families and famous artists, and unearth the plants that helped shape this historic space.’

A new publication and major outcome of the Free Drawing School; a graphic novel drawn and written by the illustrator Laura Darling. Hilariously describing 800 years of the history of the Hospitalfield gardens, from the plague to the pandemic and lots in between, a wonderful outcome from Darling’s year long residency running the Free Drawing School at Hospitalfield.

Laura ran the Free Drawing School as artist in residency from 2019-20 and initiated with Hospitalfield the first three Free Drawing School Online Challenges in March 2020.

Born in Fife, Laura grew up in the Scottish Borders and studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She has lived and worked in Dundee since 2007. Laura’s practice is guided by noticing and she uses illustration as a means of understanding her surroundings; people; places; histories. Being directed by observation leads her to illustrate myriad topics that may delight, educate, amuse or challenge. Primarily working in pencil, paint and ink, Laura combines hand-drawn layers using traditional and digital printing methods, creating playful and engaging illustrations.

The Free Drawing School and In the Garden at Hospitalfield are made possible with generous funding support from The Robertson Trust and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Professor Anita Taylor

Anita Taylor is an artist, curator and educator. She is founding Director of the annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition project (1994-present) and established Drawing Projects UK in 2009.

She has extensive leadership, teaching, research and review experience in Higher Education in the UK, and internationally, and is the current Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee.

Drawing is central to her practice – in the studio, in education, public engagement, as a writer and curator – and advocacy for drawing as a vital means of communication and expression for all underpins this work.

Recent solo exhibitions include DRAWN, The Customs House, South Shields and accompanying publication (supported by Arts Council England). She is co-author of Drawing [Cassell Illustrated, first published 2003], and has written for The Guardian/Observer, Craft Arts International, Garageland, RA Magazine, and been interviewed for After Nyne, Interalia, Studio International, Times Higher Education, and the Artist’s Lives, Oral History Collection, National Life Stories in the British Library Sound Archive. Her work is held in a number of collections including the V&A and Jerwood Collection.

 

Glasgow Zine Library

Herbal Tea-tasting and Zine Making

Mugwort for tiredness, and Maidenhair to cure baldness? The garden at Hospitalfield was full of healing power when the monks were here! Join the Glasgow Zine Library as we step back in time to the earliest beginnings of Hospitalfield, and celebrate the medicinal history of the garden with a sensory zine-making experience. Engage your taste buds as we drink some herbal teas and immerse ourselves in the plant world, inspired by the vibrant new book from Laura Darling.

Together we will think about the history of the garden, and the role of the monks who acted as gardeners and apothecaries, using some different senses from just our eyes and our nose! Then, we’ll make zines about our experiences, paying attention to the taste and feeling of each tea. You’ll never look at a garden the same way again!

Zines are self-made publications that can be made by anyone, and be about just about anything! They are designed to be low-cost and spread among friends and communities to share amazing ideas, build communities, or just to make something for the love of making.

Biography

Glasgow Zine Library (GZL) is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018.

We currently hold a collection of over 1000 zines, which have either been donated from makers all over the world or created at one of our in-house events. As well as our growing collection, GZL also hosts workshops, community meals, film screenings, discussion groups, reading groups, children’s arts and crafts, social clubs, and more.

Our year-round programme events are community-focused and designed to be affordable and accessible. We collaborate with, and employ local workshop leaders to deliver our events, as well as partnering with other like-minded organisations on larger projects.

Dundee Zine Fest

Since 2018 Dundee Zine Fest has been an annual event that celebrates self-published zines, comics, photography, print-making and all other kinds of DIY making and self-publishing.

A zine is a small scale self-published, cheaply produced publication about any subject the author chooses and often features cut and paste text, images, poetry, writing, drawing and any combination of these.

Many zine makers use zines for activism and spreading information and ideas but they can be about any theme you want – they can be serious, funny, informative… Zines are almost always highly DIY in nature; using lo-fi methods of production such as cut and paste and photocopiers for reproduction.

Join DZF organisers Kirsty McKeown and Becca Clark for these zine making workshops; you will use cut and paste, drawing, rubber stamps, stencils, stickers and other analogue methods to create your own single page zine themed around utopias and future dreaming that can be copied and swapped with others.

Materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring any art, photos, writing etc that they would like to incorporate into their pages.

 

 

 

 

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