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The Idea of North
© the copyright holders. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

The Idea of North 1998

Matthew Dalziel (b.1957) and Louise Scullion (b.1966)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
Artist who used painting, print- making installations and photography, born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. She showed individually and with Matthew Dalziel as Dalziel & Scullion. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1984–8, graduating with a first-class honours degree in fine art (environmental art). Gained the Cargill Travelling Scholarship and went to North America. Between 1989–95 held several residencies, latterly at Banff & Bucan District, 1994–5. Her exhibitions and commissions incuded Reconnaissance Bench, commissioned by Glasgow Garden Festival, 1988; The Lie of The Land, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 1990; and The Furnished Landscape, Crafts Council Gallery, 1992. Lived at St Combs, near Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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