Approved: 16.08.2006

Diane Maclean

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts My work, which includes site specific public sculpture, sculpture and installation, combines the natural and the man-made with themes largely drawn from nature interpreted through industrial materials and engineering techniques. Multiples, reflection, transparency, movement and light are present. I seek equivalents for elemental movement, the human body, objects in the landscape. In developing

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  • Location: St Albans, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Workshops, Arts in health, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Environment, Installation, Metalwork, Public Art, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

Concepts My work, which includes site specific public sculpture, sculpture and installation, combines the natural and the man-made with themes largely drawn from nature interpreted through industrial materials and engineering techniques. Multiples, reflection, transparency, movement and light are present. I seek equivalents for elemental movement, the human body, objects in the landscape. In developing ideas on a large scale, transformation occurs. Influences Technological advances. Work of scientists researching weather, structure of planet, water. History of places in which a work has been commissioned. Landscape and history of Scotland. Weather, weather research. Career path BA Hons Modern Languages, UCL BA Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire New Contemporaries, 1986 Sculpture Commission for opening of Stansted Airport, 1991 Many public sculpture commissions including Helsinki Festival 1994; City of Cardiff; City of Dundee; City of Milton Keynes; Jesus College, Cambridge; Chelsea & Westminster Hospital; MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada. Many group and solo exhibitions including 'Lovely Weather' a collaboration with research scientists, 2005 Exhibition at Natural History Museum, London, again collaboration with scientists. 2012 Sculpture purchased from the Cass Foundation for Surrey University and Ekeberg Sculpture Park, Oslo. 2014 Sculpture chosen to be donated by HM the Queen to City of Paris - unveiled 7.6.14 on the Ile de la Cite. It is now permanently located in the Parc Martin Luther King, 17e, Paris. 2015 New commissions for Perth Museum, Scotland and for the Centre for Medecine, Leicester University.  2016 New  sculpture is currently on show at Burghley House, Stamford.

CV & Education

Public realm 2012 - FOREST OF LIGHT, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire 2012 - STRANDED HEART, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester 2011 - SHOOTS, Essex County Council, Chelmer Valley Park & Ride 2009 - THE PULSE, Sacriston Community Centre, Sacriston, County Durham 2008 - Triple Ripple, University of Surrey, Guildford 2007 - Between Two Worlds, Forestry Commission Scotland, Glenmore Forest 2007 - Three Rivers, Priory Place, Essex County Court, Chelmsford 2006 - Green Wind, The Tump, Ravenswood , Ipswich 2005 - Mountain, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Solo exhibitions 2012 - Place of Reflection, Napoleon Garden, Holland Park, Holland Park, London 2011 - BIRD, Killhope Mining Museum, County Durham 2005 - Mountain, Natural History Museum, London 2004 - Lovely Weather, Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews 2004 - Lovely Weather, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2004 - Lovely Weather, Peterborough Digital Arts, Peterborough 2001 - Cumulus, Algarden Gallery, Borts Sweden 2000 - River, Art.TM, Inverness 1999 - Ghosts, Forteviot, Scotland 1998 - Legend, Highlands of Scotland, 4 hillside venues 1997 - Concord Lighting, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 1996 - Sign, Sculpture for Culloden Commemoration, Hillockhead, Black Isle 1995 - Light and Air, Jelly Leg'd Chicken Arts, Reading 1994 - Suviseppele, Helsinki Festival, Finland 1992 - One Thing Remaining, Workspace, LASS, Leeds 1992 - Sculpture, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 1991 - Hollow Men, Contact Gallery, Norwich 1991 - Wind '91, Nida, Lithuania 1990 - Sculpture, Crypt Gallery, St George's, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Expressions of Movement, The Grove, Watford, Herts 2011 - A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Leicester 2011 - Passengers and Goods, Stephenson's Works, Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 - Heart, Head and Hands, Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester, Leicester 2009 - Promenade, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 2004 - RBS Annual, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2003 - Gainsborough Regeneration, Gainsborough Riverside, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire 2001 - Abiko Open Exhibition, Japan 2001 - Concepts for 21st century, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 2001 - Dalarnas Museum, Sweden 2001 - East of Eden, Spacex, Exeter 2001 - Europrint 2001 2000 - Apocalypse, International Triennial Vilnius, Lithuania 2000 - Lustre, McManus Galleries, Dundee 2000 - Views Across The Pond, Buckling Hall, Norfolk 1999 - daibh, Arainn Chaluim Chille, Skye 1999 - Reflections, International Symposium, Lithurania 1998 - 11th International Print Triennial, Talinn, Estonia 1998 - Carmichael's Book, Art TM, Inverness, Travelling 1998 - Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1997 - Changing Perceptions, Edinburgh City Art Centre and touring 1997 - Impotent, Highland Printmakers, touring 1997 - Scottish Sculpture Open, Stirling University and touring 1997 - See Sense, Travelling Gallery, Scotland 1997 - Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1996 - Chelsea Harbour '96, Chelsea Harbour, London 1996 - In the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge 1995 - Box, Modern Art Museum, Lithuania 1995 - Scottish Sculpture Open 8, Kildrummy Castle and Stirling University 1994 - Light Fantastic!, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery 1994 - Linear Excursions, Morley Gallery, London 1994 - Street Talk, Helsinki Street Exhibition 1993 - Light '93, Nida, Lithuania 1993 - Making Waves, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool 1993 - Paperworks IV, Seagate Gallery,Dundee 1993 - Sedimente, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Germany