Research photographs, St Andrews Botanic Garden, Jan 2024

After Glass is a research project by Rachel McBrinn and Alison Scott, funded by the Creative Scotland Open Project Fund and in partnership with St Andrews Botanic Gardens.

Over the course of 2024, the artists will be conducting on site research at St Andrews Botanic Gardens as well as broader archival and site-based research. Their focus is on botanical conservation, maintenance, display and re-production, as well as the duplication of these practices across multiple sites. A key focus of their research is the recent decommissioning of SABG’s glasshouses, and the ideologies and histories these structures represent.

The first Sharing Event takes place on 7th June 2024 2-4pm, when Alison and Rachel will share work in progress and will also be joined by writer Hussein Mitha who they have invited to respond to the project’s themes. Further Sharing Events will take place later in the year. 


Artists in Residence Sharing Event, St. Andrews Botanic Garden, 7 June 2024 2-4pm