Dalziel born 1957, Scullion born 1966
Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion have worked together since 1993. Matthew studied Sculpture and Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Glasgow School of Art and Louise studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. Their childhood experiences have influenced the ideas behind their work; Matthew recalls poaching with his father in the Kilmarnock hills and Louise remembers growing up next to Faslane Polaris Submarine Base. For some years they were based in a fishing village in a rural part of northeast Scotland, where the surrounding landscape influenced their work and their ideas on the environment. Currently they are based in Dundee.
Dalziel + Scullion have had solo exhibitions at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, The Arnolfini, Bristol, The Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Manchester Art Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Glasgow, the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, The Kelvingrove Art gallery and Museum Glasgow. They have been part of group shows around the world and are frequently referred to in publications or invited as keynote speakers on the subject of art and ecology.
In 2003 the pair was commissioned to design the site-specific installation, ‘The Ontological Garden’ for The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.