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A C K R O Y D

& H A R V E Y

www.ackroydandharvey.com

1980 Heather Ackroyd B.A. Honours 1st Class Visual and Performing Arts

Manchester Metropolitan University
1978 Dan Harvey Foundation West Surrey College Art & Design

B.A. Honours 1st Class Fine Art

Cardiff College of Art
1984 Dan Harvey M.A. Sculpture

Royal College of Art, London, UK


Selected Solo Exhibitions/ Installations




2014 Life on Life, Festival Temps d’Image, Le Centquatre-Paris, France

7 000 oaks/ 7000 chenes, La Maréchalerie – Centre d’art Contemporain, Versailles, France

2013 Cunningham, Derry/Londonderry City of Culture 2013, curated by Void, N. Ireland

Beuys’ Acorns and Stranded, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK, supported with “Considering Landscapes” Study Days


History Trees – Sparked, View Tube, London, UK

Face to Face, Saison Printemps-Ete, Domaine de Chamarande, France


2012 Inis Bearacháin, public art commission exhibited as part of Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, funded by Galway City Council, Ireland

History Trees, “Mapping the Park”, Olympic Park London 2012, opened in first phase, commissioned by the ODA and supported by Arts Council, England

2011 Park Ave + Resident, Void Contemporary Art Space, Derry, N. Ireland

2010 On the Field, Mladi Levi International Festival, Llubljana, Slovenia

2009 Strata, Chalkwell Hall, Metal Culture commission, Southend-on-Sea, UK

2008 Here and There, Mostra SESC des Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Twist, Newfoundland Gyratory, Cabot Circus, Bristol, UK

2007 FlyTower, Royal National Theatre, London



Myles, Basha, Nath and Alesha, Big Chill, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, UK
2004 Life Drawing, European Space, 9th Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga, Latvia
Fotosintesi, Metronom, Barcelona, Spain
Green brick, green back, Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
2003 Dilston Grove, LIFT, Café Gallery Projects and Artsadmin, Bermondsey, London, UK
Supernatural (after di Cosimo) and Specific Natures, Chicago Public Art Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, Yates Art Gallery, Chicago, USA
Field Study, Special Commission, National Eisteddfod, Wales, UK
2002 Sunbathers, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

2001 Presence, Special Exhibitions, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA




Afterlife, Beaconsfield, London, England
2000 Zuel di Qua, Creating Sparks, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
1999 Blasted Oak, Secret Gardens series, Salisbury Arts Festival, England
1998 Photosynthesis (Testament), The Icehouse, Photo 98 and HTBA, Hull, England

1996 Host, collaboration with D’Avoine Architects, Nuova Icona and PACA, Venice, Italy



The Divide, New Zealand International Festival of Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
1995 Reversing Fields, Hammoniale Festival der Frauen, Hamburg, Germany

Portrait of Ernesta, Artigianato Vivo, Chiesa San Vito, Cison di Valmarino, Italy
Le Ruisseau du Malard, Le Mois de la Photo, Dazibao Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, UK



Portrait +, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, Scotland

Lens on Life, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Vanishing Ice, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Canada
2014 Here Today: Celebrating 50 Years of the IUCN Red List, The Old Sorting Office, London, UK

Lens on Life, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy

Discover The Now, Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2014, London, UK

Vanishing Ice, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, USA

2013 Vanishing Ice, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, USA



UNFOLD, The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

2012 The 3rd Art & Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China

Carbon 13, Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA

Festival Images des Artes Visuels Vevey, Switzerland


Magic Moments: the Screen and the Eye – 9 artists, 9 Projections Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA

Festival of the World, Southbank Centre, London

Saison Printemps-Ete, Domaine de Chamarande, France

Capital Offense; The Ends of Capitalism, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles, USA


Points of View, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA

2011 Out of the Blue, “What on Earth” Two Degrees Futures, Artsadmin, London; ICA Short Film Festival, London; Reel Earth, New Zealand


Principa, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy

UNFOLD, Liverpool John Moores University; Parsons New School Design Building, New York;

The Glass Curtain Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA

Crystal World, Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London

Terre Vulnerabili, A Growing Exhibition 2nd/3rd/4th Quarters, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2010 Terre Vulnerabili, A Growing Exhibition 1st Quarter, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Artists in Residence, Dorking, Arts Alive festival, funded by Arts Council England

Trasparenze Art for Renewable Energy, M.A.D.R.E Napoli; MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

Unfold Kings Place Gallery, London, UK; University of the Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; University Gallery, Newcastle; Newlyn Art Gallery, University College, Falmouth, UK.

Art & Climate Change, Cranbrook Academy Museum, Michigan, USA


2009 Earth: Art of a changing world, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK



Walking Forest, Part of C Words, curated by PLATFORM, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Environment 2.0, Futuresonic, Centre for Urban Built Environment, Manchester, UK

Darwin Originals, Natural History Museum, London; Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey, London; Darwin Festival, Cambridge, UK

2008 /6 Art & Climate Change, Cape Farewell, Miraikan, Toyko; Fundacion Canal, Madrid; Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany; National Conservation centre, Liverpool Biennale; The Ship, Natural History Museum, London, UK


2007 Bios 4, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Seville, Spain
2005 World Expo, British Pavilion, Aichi, Japan
2004 Pleasure Garden, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK
Je t'envisage: La Disparition du Portrait, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
2003 Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Agitate: Negotiating the Photographic Process, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
2002 Traits of Life, Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA

Awards, Commissions, Research, Residencies, Prizes


2013 Arup Building, Public Art commission, University of Cambridge, working with Nicholas Hare Architects, Museum and Department of Zoology and Cambridge Conservation Initiative

NA! Fund Residency, Le Centquatre, Paris
2012 Wu Guanzhong Prize for Innovation, The 3rd Art & Science International Exhibition, Beijing, China
Art Nature Symposium, NA! Fund, dOCUMENTA 13, Germany
Artists-in-Residence, UCL Environment Institute, London
2011 Out of the Blue, “What on Earth” 3 minute film commission for Two Degrees Festival, Artasdmin, London; ICA Short Film Festival, London; Reel Earth Film Festival, New Zealand
Launch of Shoal edition at the Royal Society, The Multiple Store, London
Artist residency, In Context: Public Art. Ecology. KHOJ International Artists Workshop, New Delhi, India
2010 Molecular Pools 2 – Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford
2009 ACE Grants for Arts award for Beuys’ Acorns artwork at Royal Academy Earth show
Commission of Polar Diamond artwork for the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition Earth: Art of a changing world
ACE Grants for Arts award for realisation of Strata artwork, Chalkwell Hall, Southend-on- Sea
Darwin Originals, Darwin’s 200th Birthday Celebrations, Natural History Museum, London
2007 Public landmark sculpture commission, Bristol Alliance, Cabot Circus development, Bristol

Commission by Metal Culture to work with architect Bill Dunster on refurbishment of Chalkwell Hall, Southend-on-Sea, UK

ACE Grants for Arts award for FlyTower artwork, National Theatre, London, UK
2006 Arts Plus award for consultation and research with Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Hay-On-Wye Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, residency with Metal and British and Colombian artists.


2005 Changing the Climate conference, Christchurch College, Oxford
Research expedition with Cape Farewell to Svalbard in the High Arctic
2004 NESTA Award for the Cape Farewell expedition to the High Arctic, research expedition
2003 ACE Grants for Arts award for Dilston Grove artwork, London, UK

Research expedition to Svalbard in High Arctic


2002 Residency at the Exploratorium, Life Sciences, San Francisco, USA
2001 Residency at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
Molecular Pools, courtyard sculptural design for the William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University, England
2000 L’Oreal Art and Science of Colour Grand Prize
1999 NESTA Innovation/Invention pioneer research award in collaboration with scientists from the

Institute of Environmental Research, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK


Ellipsoid in Void, collaboration with Simon Corder, The Regent Theatre, Hanley Cultural

Quarter, Stoke-on-Trent, England


1998 RSA Art for Architecture design award; in consultation with Llewellyn Davies Associates, the William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, England

Presentations, symposiums, lectures, teaching
2015 Cambridge Science Festival, The beast in the studio, bird at sea, with Professor Bill Sutherland and Steve Broad, Director of Traffic; Drawing the Line, how art engages with conservation, hosted by Robin Ince

Take the Money and Run? Keynote speech Toynbee Studios, London
2014 What Does Curiousity Look Like? Panel debate, Central St Martins

Can Artists Change The World, Cheltenham Literature Festival, UK

Radical Growth, Human Nature, London Festival of Architecture, Siobhan Davies Dance Studio, UK

Facing Extinction, Gustav Metzger, UCA Farnham, UK

Tree Stories, MA Applied Imagination, Central St Martins, London
2013 Art Means Business, Lumiere Festival, Durham, UK

The Sea is our Masterpiece, Sheringham Theatre, organised by SCVA, Norfolk, UK

Prenez Racine, Musees Gadagne presentation of Beuys’ Acorns, Lyon, France

Between a Rock and Melting Place, presentation at School of Art, Design and Media, University of Portsmouth
2012 Acts of Legacy: Bodies of Memory, Late at Tate Britain, Clore Galleries, London

Festival of the World Summit: Art will change the world, Southbank Centre, London and artist curated Beuys’ Acorns ‘in-conversation’ series with Oliver Morton, Robert Holtom and Edward Parker

Five Images to Change the World, Hay Festival, Ackroyd & Harvey guest panellists with Ed Gillespie of Futerra, chaired by Steve Colling, Onearth

CAN Youth Summit, Boston Latin School, MIT, Boston USA

Planet Under Pressure: Making the Vision Reality 1 – visions of sustainability, London International Convention Centre, Excel, UK

Guest lecture Central School of St. Martins Art & Design, London

Keynote speaker, Oxford Brookes College, Oxford
2011 Talk at Christies Education, London

Art and Alchemy, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Need for Cultural Shift, Time for Cultural Intervention, World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment (WFEE), Smith School, Oxford. Heather Ackroyd guest speaker, lead David Buckland with Lemn Sissay, Angela Palmer,

KHOJ guest talk


2010 Live Skype keynote speech to TippingPoint Australia, Sydney

ResoVision interview Edge of Extinction, Frieze Art Fair

Visiting Lecturer at UCA, Epsom and Farnham

Royal Academy of Arts Earth exhibition, artist curated ‘in-conversation’ series

2009 Nobel Laureate Symposium, Science Museum, Heather Ackroyd guest speaker and panellist with Antony Gormley, Jude Kelly, Fritzof Capra, Wole Solyinka, Wangari Maathai
2008 B-Open, art and ecology seminar Bergen, Norway. Guest speaker and panellist

TippingPoint at Oxford University, key speaker



Between a Rock and a Melting Place, lecture and workshop at University of Southern Florida, Tampa, USA

Culture and Climate Change, Department of Culture, Media and Sport seminar on shaping policy towards climate change for DCMS Sustainable Development Action Plan.

Poison and Antidote – guest speaker at Whitechapel Gallery and Friends of the Earth programme

The London School of Economics, guest presentation on The Cities Programme, urban environment module.


2007 M.A. Art & Ecology course at Dartington School of Arts, day seminar and workshop

Tipping Point at South Bank Centre, key speakers.

Manchester International Festival, key speaker at Manchester Town Hall

Guardian Debate series Do Art and Politics Mix? Ackroyd & Harvey, Peter Sellars, David Aaronovitch and Jonathan Harris,

Towards a Sustainable Architecture? RIBA Trust/German Embassy Seminar key speakers

London School of Economics, guest presentation on Cities Programme, London, UK


2006 Presentation with David Buckland and Max Eastley at John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

International Youth Summit on Climate Change, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Camberwell School of Arts, London, UK

London School of Economics, guest presentation on Cities Programme, London, UK


2004 Courtauld Institute, London, UK
2003 Tate Britain, London, discussion with artists Ackroyd and Harvey, Zarina Bhimji, Graeme Miller and writer Iain Sinclair, chaired by Sian Ede
2002 San Francisco Institute of Art, SF, USA

California Institute of Art, Dept of Integrated Media, Valencia, Los Angeles, USA

Chelsea School of Art and Design, London, England

Keynote speakers Space Studios, London, England

2001 Harvard University, Boston, USA

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA

Mass Art, Department of Film, Video and Fine Art, Boston, USA

ASCI Symposium, Cuny Graduate Centre, New York, USA



Selected critical texts and publications
Perry, Gill. Playing At Home, The House in Contemporary Art, published by Reaktion Books, 9, 187-83, 187-8, 221 pp. ISBN 978-1-78023-180-8
Matilsky C. Barbara, Vanishing Ice, Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012, Whatcom Musem, Bellingham, Washington, USA. ISBN 978-0-295-99342-3
University Tsinghua, Art & Science A Works Collection of the 3rd Art & Science International Exhibition, 094-095 pp. ISBN: 978-7-112-14756-4
Hanway, Bill. “History Trees - London 2012 Olympic Park Masterplan and Legacy”, Landscape Architecture 03/2012, 137-141. ISSN. 1673-1530
Dibosa, David Dr, Wainwright Chris, Expedition, Bright 9, CCW Camberwell Chelsea Wimbledon, p.14 and 26 ISBN: 978-1-908339-03-4
Tsszczuk, Renata, Smith, Joe, Clark, Nigel and Butcher, Melissa, Atlas - Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World, published by Blackdog, 148-149 pp. ISBN: 978-1-907317-39-2
McCartney, Greg, Desire and Dust, Abridged 0-23, p. 36
Trasparenze l’Arte per Le Energie Rinnovabili, MACRO Testaccio, Rome. Edizioni Carte Segrete ISBN: 978886490900-0
Evans, Gareth, Stehlikova Tereza, Artesian: Water. Winter 2010 published by Go Together press. “Dark Reactions; Splitting Water”, Ackroyd & Harvey, 30-31pp. ISBN 1757-9473
Buckland, David, Wainwright, Chris, U-n-f-o-l-d A Cultural response to Climate Change, Ackroyd & Harvey 26-31 pp. ISBN: 978-3-7091-0220-6
Buckland, David, Devaney, Edith, and Soriano, Kathleen, Earth: Art of a changing world, essay by Ackroyd & Harvey “Beuys’ Acorns”, 24-27 pp.
Lambertini, Anna, Vertical Gardens, introduction by Jacques Leenhardt, published by Verbavolant ISBN-10: 1-905216-07-6
Kac, Eduardo, Signs of Life, Bio Art and Beyond. MIT Press, Ackroyd & Harvey “Chlorophyll Apparitions” 199 – 210 pp. ISBN: 978-0-262-11293-2
Montagu, Jemima, Open Space, Art in the Public Realm in London 1995 – 2005. Arts Council of England, Central London Partnership, 76 – 79 pp. ISBN: 0728713241/9780728713246
Burning Ice: Art & Climate Change, publication accompanying Cape Farewell group exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London, 2006. 106-114 pp. ISBN: 0-9553109-0-3
European Space. Catalog accompanying Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga, Latvia, 2004. 66-67pp.
Hope, Terry, Extreme Photography, Rotovision SA, 2004. 052 – 057 pp. ISBN: 2-88046-760-8
Davenport, Kimberley, Green brick, greenback, catalog to accompany Ackroyd & Harvey solo exhibition Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas, 22 Jan - 29 Feb 2004. 28p. ISBN: 1-932281-20-7
Bracker, Alison Dr, Field Study, catalog to accompany Eisteddfod Art and Crafts Exhibition, Wales 2003. 36-39 pp.
Morgan, C. Robert, Process in Art; The Means to an Image. Bowen, Dore, Flora Fauna Photo, Camerawork Volume 30, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2003, pp. 4-27
Hill, Penelope, Jardins d’aujourd’ hui en Europe: Entre Art at Architecture, Anvers: Fonds Mercator, 2002. 49, 125, 226 pp. ISBN 90 6153 4941
Forbes, Leslie, catalog to accompany Sunbathers Ackroyd & Harvey solo exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts centre, Wales, Feb 19 – March 24, 2002. 39 pp ISBN: 1-872609-91-0
Heiferman, Marvin, Kismaric, Carole, catalog to accompany Paradise Now: Picturing the

Genetic Revolution published by The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, USA 2001, 30-31 pp.

ISBN # 0-9708790-2-4


Bennett, Oliver, Cultural Cultivation, guide accompanying exhibition Molecular Pools Ackroyd & Harvey, William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University, 2001.
Warr, Tracey, Passing Presence, catalog accompanying Ackroyd & Harvey solo exhibition Afterlife. Beaconsfield, London, May 15–June 10, 2001.
Lange, Andre, Ex-Machina—About the Deconstruction of Photography, catalog accompanying group exhibition Ex- Machina. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 2001, 64 pp.

Selected Articles and Reviews


L’ Art <>, pas si facile, Culture & Idées, Le Monde, 13 September 2014

ParisArt. 7 000 oaks/ 7000 chenes, La Marechalerie, June 2014

Art Collection + Design, Feature article, Feb 2013, pp. 114-123

Hastings, Sophie. “Just What The Collector Ordered”, Life & Arts, Financial Times 23 June 2012, p3

Buck, Louisa. “Trees of Knowledge”, The Art Newspaper, No. 235, May 2012

Nature Climate Change, front cover photograph, Vol. 2 No 3, March 2012

Zanni, Carl. “The Art of Ackroyd & Harvey.” Viktor Magazine Numero 29June 2011, pp. 48-51 cont. 317

Cassandro, Daniele. “Playlist - Questione di Principi”. Wired Italia. No. 26 April 2011. P. 101

Casavecchia, Barbara.”Cosi grande, cosi fragile ecco l’arte “vulnerabile”. la Repubblica, 22 Oct 2010

Arendt, Paul. “Can artists save the planet?” The Guardian, Arts G2 06.07.09: pp. 18-21

Vik, Synnove. “Hvordan redde verden – og overleve.” BilledKunst (7/2008): cover page, p.8

Oosterbahn, Mary. “Hangende Tuinen.” Elsevier Thema Interieur (April 2008): pp.38-39

Forti, Anna. “Vertical green in urban Habitat.” L’Uomo Vogue (April 2008. 390)

Sookes, Alistair. “Turf at the Top”. Daily Telegraph (16 April, 2007).p. 16

Dyckhoff, Tom. “When the Going Gets Turf”. The Times, Arts Times 2 (8 may 2007). P. 15

Hubbard, Sue. “The New Romantics.” The New Statesman (4 Dec 2006): pp. 36-39

Ackroyd, Heather. Harvey, Dan. “Sea Change.” New Statesman (5 June 2006)pp. 42-43.

Cripps, Charlotte. “The Arctic Bones of a Dilemma.” The Independent (30 May 2006).

Mullins, Charlotte. “Cetacean Sensation.” Telegraph Magazine (27 May 2006): pp.46-53

Gillespie, Ed. “Melting into the Mind.” Green Futures (No. 56 Jan/Feb 2006): pp. 24-26.

Mullins, Charlotte, “Art for the Arctic’s Sake” FT Magazine (Nov 5/6, 2005).

Ingrams, Elizabeth “Taking the art out into the garden.” The Japan Times (June 8, 2005): p. 11.

Walwin, Jeni, “Growth Industry.” Art Review (October 2004): pp. 37-38.

Buzinska, Irena. “Dzives Zimejums.” Maksla (Aug/Sept 2004): pp.16-20.

Greenwood, Phoebe, “Splendour in the Grass.” The Times ( 6 July 2004): p. 15 T2.

Forbes, Leslie, “Landscapes of the Imagination.” Art Review (June 2004 Vol. L1V): pp. 64-69

Baker, Kenneth. “Top 10 Art Events.” San Francisco Chronicle (Dec 28, 2003)

Lipton Ting, Shana; Gachot, Paul. “Photo Synthesis. “ Wraparound (Vol. 1 No.1 / Fall 2003): pp. 20-25.

Higgins, Charlotte, “It’s Provocative…” G2 The Guardian (16 October 2003): p.17.

Cripps, Charlotte, “Seeds of Change. ” The Independent Review (30 September 2003): p.18.

Coomer, Martin, “ Talent - My name is…” Time Out (September 24 - Oct 1 2003): pp.6-7.

Salter, Kate, “It Grows On You.” The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (14 September 2003):pp.36-38.

Kennedy Maeve, “ Bull Shoot.” The Guardian (4 Aug 2003): p. 6.

Stamets, Bill, “On Exhibit.” Chicago Reader (18 July 2003): p.34.

Osgood, Charles, “Watching Grass Grow.” Chicago Tribune (10 July 2003): Section 5, p.5.

Gaston, Diana. ” Review. ” Art in America (June 2002)

Temin, Christine. “Ten best museum shows of 2001”. Boston Sunday Globe (Dec 30, 2001).

Silver, Joanne, “Visual Arts’ Best 2001”. The Boston Herald (Dec 28, 2001).

Collison, Claire. “Grass Roots.” B J of Photography (December 5, 2001): pp.16–17.

Temin, Christine. “Splendor in the Grass.” Boston Sunday Globe (October 28, 2001): pp. N1/15.

Howell, Sarah. “Coup de Grass.” World of Interiors (June 2001): pp. 110–113.

Gleeson, Dave. “Art Reviews.” Time Out (1606): p. 50.

Gray, Louise. “Culture.” Independent on Sunday (May 28, 2001): p. 4.

Bridgewater, Daisy. “Supergrass.” Sunday Telegraph Magazine (May 18, 2001): pp. 68–71.

Tan, Eugene. “Profile.” Art Review (May 2001 Vol. 53): p. 136.

Pinsent, Richard. “Not Long Now.” The Art Newspaper no. 114 (May 2001): p. 14.



Kimmelman, Michael. “Art in Review.” The New York Times (15 September 2000)

Forbes, Leslie. “True Colours: Green.” The Independent Tuesday Review (August 29, 2000): p. 11.


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