About the artist

 

Heywood & Condie describe their work as 'horticultural installation art'. Their area of interest principally concerns new ways of engaging with and representing landscape and nature. The combination of Heywood’s background in horticulture and anthropology and Condie’s in botany and zoology has resulted in the formulation of a unique series of art works, which are often hard to classify. Their practice crosses many genres including land art, sculpture, horticulture, painting, video and performance and individual works can often synthesize elements from all of these disciplines in their final realization. So, often a work will be the result of multidisciplinary investigations into an area of interest.

 

For example, a sample of nature could be captured on film, translated into a drawing within a happening, which is turned into a maquette and then a monumental sculpture, which then may become the prop for a film, performance piece or installation. 

 

Their works vary in scale from large-scale public commissions covering many acres to smaller gallery-based work including micro landscapes in petri dishes. A notable feature of much of the work is the inclusion of living plant material. 

 

 

 

 

forthcoming exhibitions

17 December 2018 – 17 January 2019

Heywood & Condie

The Garden Party

Vigo Gallery

past exhibitions

13 March – 7 May 2018

Heywood & Condie

Breathe: A Green Lung

6 June – 28 October 2016

Heywood & Condie

The Gardener

Royal British

24 November 2015 – 22 May 2016

Heywood & Condie

Limelight

The Gardener

14 October – 10 November 2014

Brand New Second Hand

Vigo Gallery
29 June – 23 September 2012

London Twelve

City Gallery of Prague
17 April – 11 May 2012

British

An exploration of Britain's cultural identity

Vigo Gallery