2014 finalists / Heywood and Condie

Tony Heywood and Alison 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 synthesise elements from all of these disciplines in their final realisation.

Their works have been shown both nationally and internationally and 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 the work is the inclusion of living plant material.

Heywood and Condie were Artists in Residence for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in 2011/2012. They have exhibited on the lawns outside Tate Britain, Berkeley Square and in the Serpentine’s Long Water. 

Heywood & Condie live and work together and are based in Paddington, London.


Curriculum Vitae


2013-14 | Tony Heywood has been appointed as a Professor of Landscape Art at the Vienna University of Applied Arts for 2013/2014


2013 | Cutlog, New York
2012 | The Majesty, Subterranean Landscape, Old Vic Tunnels, London
2012 | Glamourlands 2, Trentham Estate, Stoke on Trent
2012 | London Twelve Exhibition, Prague
2012 | A Techno-Folly, Installation commissioned for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2012 | Performance Floral Paint Pour, Chelsea Flower Show
2012 | BRITISH: An Exploration of Britain’s Cultural Identity, VIGO Gallery, London
2012 | Glamourland, Berkeley Square, London
2011 | Secret Language of Flowers, Andipa Gallery
2011 | Artist in Residence, RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2011 | ‘Hostaland’, Installation, Vienna Botanic Garden, Austria
2011 | ‘Amoebic Water Sculptures’. Hannah Peschar Sculpture Park
2011 | Shamanic Landscaping, Selfridges, Oxford Street
2011 | ‘We Are Not Witches’, Group exhibition, The Art of Giving, Saatchi Gallery#
2010 | ‘Glamourland: Formby’ Trentham Estate, Stoke on Trent, Permanent exhibit
2010 | ‘Space Ritual’. Tatton Park
2010 | ‘Superbloom’. Hannah Peschar Sculpture Park
2009 | ‘Anthroscape’. St Albans
2009 | ‘Beauty Spot.’ Fine Art Society, London
2008 | SCOPE International Contemporary Art Fair, London
2007 | ‘Unfinished Symphony.’ Fine Art Society
2007 | Islington Art Fair, London. Represented by Fine Art Society
2007 | ‘White Out.’ Fine Art Society, London
2007 | ‘Shimmer.’ Fine Art Society, London
2006 | 'Saudade.’ Highbury Studios, London
2006 | ‘Sparkle.’ Tate Britain, London
2006 | ‘SuperAlgal Bloom.’ The Long Water, Hyde Park, London
2006 | ‘Super Botanics.’ Seventeen Gallery, London
2005 | ‘Seventeen Presents...’ Seventeen Gallery, London
2005 | ‘The Echo,’ Multi-media installation, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
2005 | ‘The Calling,’ Multi-media installation, Charles Fort, Kinsale, Ireland
2005 | ‘Emissions: The Incident Room,’ Fordham Gallery, London
2004 | ‘The Shaman: a performance,’ Fifth Room Exhibition
2003 | ‘Ooze’ Urban Gardens, Kensington Olympia
2002 | ‘Kinki Kensho’ Chaumont International Festival of Gardens
2002 | ‘The Happening’ Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens
2002 | ‘Urdo Edo’ Urban Gardens, Kensington Olympia
2002 | ‘Grizzly Bear, Parts I II & III’  - 3 Years at Fordham Show, Fordham Gallery
2000 | ‘Photoplasmagenics’ - Interactive horticultural photography, Fordham Gallery
1999 | 'Mulch’ - A garden installation. Fordham Gallery, London
1998 | Japanese Landscape - performance, Live Rocks, London

Talks & Symposia

2008 | ‘Conceptualism and the Garden.’ Vista lecture series, The Museum of Garden History
2004 | Panellist: Discussion of art and the garden, Fifth Room
2004 | ‘Art & the Garden,’ Association of Professional Landscape Designers
2003 | Garden and Landscape Designers Association's 7th International Seminar
2002 | ‘Conceptual Gardens,’ Society of Garden Designers Spring National Seminar