This residency is now complete.

To see how the work develops please keep an eye on

Thank you! to the staff at the Botanic Garden, D-AiR and all of those who have shown an interest – it has been an exciting, fruitful and sobering year in a beautiful garden.

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the talk and Rice Picnic on Sunday 17th. It was lovely to see you all there!

I have posted the transcript of the talk I gave, along with some photos of the event on the Journal page.

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The Same Green: a visual journey into the world of rice

The Botanics exhibition is now up and running!

It is open daily in the Education Centre from 10am-4pm until and including Sunday 17th July.

Please go to the journal page if you’d like a small preview.

Don’t forget there will be a closing event – a talk and rice picnic on the 17th from 2 to 4pm.

The exhibition is part of a wonderful series of exhibitions, performances and events happening city-wide in the Dundee Live festival. Please click on the link below for further information:

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Residency Exhibition

The residency is nearing its close. An exhibition to share the fruit of this year’s research and making will run from 10th to 17th July in the Botanic’s Education Centre.  This is part of Dundee Live Public Art and Performance Festival, a city-wide celebration of Dundee as a city of culture and creativity. For more information about events and activities please go to

There will be an artist talk and rice picnic on Sunday 17th July 2-4pm.

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Next Open Studio

There will be no open studio on the first Thursday in June. Instead I will be opening the studio doors on Thursday 16th June from 12 to 4.30pm as part of the week-long Dundee Botanic Gardens 4oth Anniversary celebrations.

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‘By leaves we live,’ Patrick Geddes

From September 2010 to September 2011 Sarah Gittins will be Artist in Residence, for two days each week, in the Dundee Botanic Gardens: Sarah will be making work that explores the story of plants as food, with particular reference to contemporary and future challenges relating to food sovereignty and food security. This residency is part of D-AiR’s (Dundee Artists in Residence) year-long programme of arts activities and events taking place throughout the city:

During the course of this residency Sarah Gittins will be making work within the Gardens and will have an ‘open studio’ on the first Thursday of every month, from 12-4pm. Visitors are invited to come along to these sessions for conversation and to see work in progress. This blog will also be regularly updated with artwork, research and related discoveries, so please keep looking and keep in touch!

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