Dalziel & Scullion
RSA (Elect)

  • Academician Elected : 05/09/2012

BIOGRAPHY

  • Academician Elected : 05/09/2012

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

We endeavor 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.

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 including the Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture, the Saltire Society Award for Art in Public Places, the Eco Prize for Creativity  and were short-listed for the international Artes Mundi Prize 2008. They are 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, Berlin; the Scottish Governments 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, Edinburgh. Dalziel + Scullions work is also published in seminal survey books including Land Art, published by Tate publishing and L’Artiste Contemporain Et La Nature, published by Hazan.