Overview

Matthew Dalziel RSA and Louise Scullion RSA are Scottish-based artists working with sculpture, photography, video and sound, exploring new ways to engage with the subjects of the environment and ecology.

 

Dalziel and Scullion comment:We endeavour to create artworks that embody ideas and values. We make works that reflect on climate change, that draw attention to the restorative powers of the natural world for health and well being, other works speak about our relationships with birds, plants, animals, and the importance of weather. Artworks can enable or facilitate a tuning into natures rhythms and textures, sensually reconnecting the human body to the elemental earth. We collaborate with conservation bodies, landowners, developers, botanists, ecologists, curators and museums, composers and musicians amongst others.’

Biography

Dalziel + Scullion have been selected for important national and international exhibitions including the British Art Show and the Venice Biennale and have been awarded numerous awards and prizes. These include the Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture, the Saltire Society Award for Art in Public Places, the Eco Prize for Creativity; they were short-listed for the international Artes Mundi Prize 2008.

 

They have been invited to be speakers at leading conferences and symposiums on the subject of art and ecology including: Tipping Point, a conference of invited artists and scientists to explore the wider cultural issues around climate change at the Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam; the Scottish Government’s Arts and Environment Scotland, Climate Change – Gauging the Temperature at The University of Wales; Art In The Land at the University of Glasgow; Fieldworks at Tate Modern; Art and Nature at Tate Britain; and at the Edinburgh Lecture Series.