Biography: Diane Maclean
Daneswick, Noke Lane, St. Albans, AL2 3NU
Tel/Fax: 01727 855087
As a teenager, I wanted to be an engineer. I became an artist, but much of my sculpture uses engineering techniques and I like the qualities of industrial materials. I frequently work in the landscape, enjoying the challenge of the large scale and the elements, and I often find my ideas spring from this, for work for exhibitions and commissions for buildings. The history of a place can also be a source and the materials themselves influence what I make.
Sound has recently found a place in my work, which has always included light, suspension, reflection, colour and movement. I like working in the public arena, involving people who are not primarily interested in art.
Forthcoming Exhibitions and Projects
Encampment, installation, Sculpture at Goodwood
View Across the Pond, Blickling Hall, Norfolk
Exhibitions and symposia since 1994
Without Day, proposals for the new Scottish Parliament. Edited by Alec Finlay
Lustre, light installation, McManus Galleries, Dundee; The Lighthouse, Fraserburgh
Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Award winner)
Ghosts - The Gallery, Forteviot, Scotland. Solo exhibition, based on the removal of Pictish relics from Forteviotto the Royal Museum of Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council
Reflections '99, international sculpture symposium, Lithuania
Daibh (Affinity) - Stone sculpture with sound -exhibition for the opening of Arainn Chaluim Chille, Isle of Skye.
Stones - sculpture installation with sound. Invited artist, SSA exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
11th Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia. Two suspended installations.
Time by Light - Neon and glass sculpture for the entrance of the headquarters of Accurist
Scottish Sculpture Open 9 - installation: MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling University; Argyll and Bute Countryside Trust; Strathclyde Countryside Park.
Changing Perceptions. An exhibition of multi-sensory work. City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Crawford Arts centre, St. Andrews; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
See, Sense. The Travelling Gallery, touring Scotland. 1997 Gainsborough's House, Sudbury - solo exhibition
Equivalents II, Concord Lighting, London - solo exhibition 1997 Wind, Rain, installation in trees, Plantation Garden, Norwich
Myth - International Sculpture Symposium, Lithuania
IMPotent - Art TM - travelling exhibition in a Hillman Imp.
Sign - Sculpture commissioned by Art TM (Highland Printmakers) to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the battle of Culloden Moor.
In the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge. Bi-annual Exhibition of contemporary British sculpture.
Chelsea Harbour, London, P & O sculpture exhibition
Scottish Sculpture Open 8, Kildrummy Castle and touring
Helsinki Festival, Finnish National Museum, Helsinki (solo). Suviseppele (Summer Crown), sculpture commissioned for the Festival
Street Talk, Helsinki (organised by Merja Puustinen), a series of street signs with topical messages by invited artists and writers
Linear Excursions, Morley Gallery, London 1994 Light Fantastic, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery
Xscape development, Milton Keynes, sculpture for the lake and piazza
Blue Above, suspended sculpture for Learning Resource Centre, University of the Highlands, Inverness Walking, sculpture for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, sponsored by Stratec Medical River, sculpture for the atrium of the Panoramic building, London
Legend, 4 venues, Highlands and Islands of Scotland Blackberry Arch, national cycle path, St Albans (Groundwork)
Archangel, Atrium sculpture for new Upper School building, Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster
Stakis Sculpture (Untitled), Dundee Sign, sculpture commemorating the Battle of Culloden Moor, Highlands
Pocket Park, Wisbech design and sculpture - National Lottery funding Meridian Relief Sculptures, Leyton 6th Form College, London
Sculpture/barrier (Untitled) Cardiff, Mill Lane Development
On The Wing, Dundee Airport / Riverside Avenue
The Leaf, The Grove Field, Harrow, London Waves, Cromarty Firth Port, Invergordon Suvi Seppele, Helsinki Festival, Finland Blue Beyond, Queenswood School, Hatfield
Cataract (temporary installation), Anweiler, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Germany 1991 Time Beam 11, Stansted Airport
Awards and Sponsorship
British Council Travel Award to Germany
Save & Prosper Educational Trust
British Steel plc
Hambros Bank - exhibition Helsinki Festival
British Council Travel Award to Finland
Robert Fleming Ltd - public sculpture, Dundee Airport
ABSA Award for relief sculptures, Leyton 6th Form College
Art at Work Award - Blue Beyond, Queenswood School, Hatfield
Scotia Pharmaceuticals - installation Scottish Sculpture Open9
Stakis Hotels - public sculpture, Dundee
National Lottery Funding, New Directions (SAC), for Legend
Scottish Arts Council - solo exhibition Ghosts
Stratec Medical and ABSA award - sculpture, Chelsea &Westminster Hospital
Visual Arts Scotland, Crerar & Partners Award
Helsinki City Art Gallery; Stirling University; Jesus College Cambridge BAA; Ciurlionis Museum, Lithuania; Dundee Public Arts; Cromarty Firth Port Authority; Grey Coat Hospital, London; Accurist Watches; Harrow Heritage Trust; City of Cardiff; City of Westminster; University of the Highlands, Inverness College; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; Private collections.
Adviser, (Visual Arts) Eastern Arts Association
Adviser, Wall Hall Sculpture Walk, Hertfordshire University
Panel member, Strategy for the Arts in Hertfordshire
Adviser (Visual Arts) Eastern Arts Board
Board member, Commissions East
Board member, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Board member Art TM, Inverness
Visiting lecturer, Helsinki Fine Art Academy