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Modern Nature #3

The gardener digs in another time

Sat 8 May 2021

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Derek Jarman in his Garden

A reading group and gardening club for queers.

Organised by Glasgow Artists Moving Image Studios (GAMIS) with Glasgow Seed Library, Modern Nature is inspired by the filmmaker Derek Jarman and his beloved garden at Dungeness.

Together, the group will read some writing on and by Jarman, watch extracts from his films, and delve into his queer gardening methodologies – cuttings, foraging, beachcombing.

Modern Nature will grow alongside the development by GAMIS of Batson Street Laboratory (Bat. Lab.): a temporary outdoor cinema and social space beside the historic site of Govanhill Picture House. In future months, the reading and growing group will have the opportunity to gather here, help develop the space and practice planning, building and tending the garden.

Our third gathering, ‘The gardener digs in another time’, will include a demonstration of propagation by taking and rooting cuttings. We will then discuss together Chapters 2 - 4 (March and April) of Derek Jarman’s book Modern Nature.

The meeting will take place online via Zoom. Automated captions will be available throughout the event, and audio and text versions of the reading will be provided in advance.


Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios (GAMIS) are a voluntary group working with artists, architects and historians towards bringing cinema and the arts back to the historic site of Govanhill Picture House.

Glasgow Seed Library is a living repository of organic, open-pollinated seeds, designed to be freely borrowed and deposited by growers across Glasgow. Initiated in 2019 and hosted by CCA, Glasgow Seed Library aims to cultivate climate, food and community resilience.

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Event Type

Talks & Events


11:00am — 12:30pm


All ages

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