Art, Landscape & Space Journal

The latest edition of the Scottish Society for Art History’s journal has just been published and I am delighted to have contributed to it. It is based on the proceedings of the Society’s Art, Landscape and Space Study Day of February 2021, at which I was a speaker. The journal will be launched on-line on 26 January 2022.

Dalziel + Scullion, Immersion Clothing (Rain Jacket), 2014
Fabricated in tweed with rubber and acrylic details
Photo & (c) Dalziel & Scullion

Dalziel + Scullion

The journal cover features Immersion Clothing (Rain Jacket) of 2014 by Dalziel + Scullion. Matthew Dalziel was born in Irvine and trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and at Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Louise Scullion was born in Helensburgh and trained at GSA, where the artists met. They have worked together as Dalziel + Scullion since 1993 and their multi-media practice explores ‘new ways to engage with the subjects of the environment and ecology‘. With the artists, I co-authored the article ‘Dalziel + Scullion: Going Out Going Home’ in the journal. This covers four of their recent intiatives: Rosnes Bench, Immersion Clothing, Homing and the on-going Hona.

Nathan Coley (b.1967), There will be no Miracles Here, 2007-09
Electric lights and scaffolding
National Galleries of Scotland: Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2011
(c) Studio Nathan Coley

There Will Be No Miracles Here

My own article in the journal is titled ‘From THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE to EVERYTHING’S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT: The Grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’. It discusses the works installed in the grounds of the gallery in Edinburgh and how the parkland was used and enjoyed during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020-21. Particular attention is paid to the dichotomy between Martin Creed’s Work No. 975 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT of 2018, installed on the fa├žade of Modern One and Nathan Coley’s There will be no Miracles Here of 2007-09 (see above), installed on the lawn at Modern Two across the road.

The journal will be launched on-line at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 January 2022. All are welcome and free tickets can be booked here. Copies of the journal can be purchased via this link. You will find features about the ‘Art, Landscape and Space’ study day here and here.

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