The Arts – Louise Scullion

Louise Scullion – Living World & Environmental Artist

Louise was born in Helensburgh in 1966. She graduated in 1988 with a BA (1st Class Hons) in Environmental Art, from Glasgow’s School of Art.

Since 1993, she has created a significant body of work as one half of the partnership ‘Dalziel & Scullion’, with Irvine born partner Matthew Dalziel.

Dalziel and Scullion are interested in observing the more-than-human life forms we live amongst. This is strongly influenced by their location in Scotland, whose territory they have explored through bird song, bog plains, aquatic margins and intensive farming.

Their work attempts to re-immerse human experience in the depth of a living world. Working in photography, video, sound and sculpture, their work encourages us to look anew at our habitat, questioning what significance our estrangement from nature will have on our future survival.

They have exhibited extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Since appearing in Young British Artists at the Venice Biennale, they have shown at CCA, Glasgow and IKON Gallery, Birmingham, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.

In 2003, the Public Art Fund, New York, exhibited their work, Voyager, in Madison Square Park.

In 2005, the partnership won a Creative Scotland Award for an urban spaces project which explored the uses of titanium dioxide, a catalyst that neutralises nitric oxide, enhancing air quality.

Dalziel & Scullion have also completed a number of prestigious commissions in public contexts such as The Horn on the M8 Motorway and Birch Stand at Heathrow Airport.

They 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 being short-listed for the international Artes Mundi Prize 2008.

Louise and Matthew are currently Fine Art Research Fellows at the University of Dundee. Since 1993, Dalziel and Scullion have shared both their art and lives together.They have two sons.