Biodiversity is the outcome of research and work developed during Siobhan Healy’s time as an Artist in Residence at ECA in collaboration with the artist & writer Alasdair Gray. The work references the protected species that are being encouraged to thrive in the urban wildlife area in the Geddes Garden, an urban garden near the Grassmarket in Edinburgh.
The miniature sculptures will be displayed in the showcase in the foyer of the Edinburgh College of Art Fire Station throughout the Edinburgh Art Festival. The sculptures are made of clear glass and precious materials such as fine silver & diamond dust to reference the preciousness and potential loss of these endangered species.
Siobhan Healy has work as part of the Scottish Parliament Art Collection, Harvard University Herbarium Collection and has corresponded with Sir David Attenborough regarding her work in relation to the rare species of the Ghost Orchid & the Comma Butterfly.
This event is part our Summer at ECA programme during the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival.