Selected Critical Texts and Publications

Szeman Imre, Diamanti, Jeff, Energy Culture | Art and Theory on Oil and Beyond, “Capitalism in the Corpse of a Whale, Ackroyd & Harvey, West Virginia University Press 2019, pp. 107-114, ISBN: 9 781949 199123

fitzPatrick, Edwina, Archive of the Trees, “A culture is no better than its woods: Ackroyd & Harvey respond”, publication 2019, ISBN: 978-1-78972-327-4 FINAL_Archive of the trees book

Artsadmin 1979-2019, 40 x 40, designed and illustrated by David Caines Unlimited, 2019

Gibson, Prudence, The Plant Contract: Art’s Return to Vegetal Life, “Green Man: Human-Plant Hybrids”, pp. 49 – 66, published by Brill Rodopi 2018, Critical Plant Studies, Volume 3, Series Editor Michael Marder, ISBN: 978-90-0435303-9

Page, Sophie, Wallace, Marina, Davies, Owen, Gaskill, Malcolm, and Houlbrook, Ceri, Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft, “Installations by Contemporary Artists | Ackroyd & Harvey” by Marina Wallace, published by Ashmolean 2018, pp. 153 – 159, ISBN: 978-1-910807 24-8

Ed. Goddard H. Stephen, Big Botany: Conversations with the plant world,  Catalogue 126, pp. 222-223, “Respire: Stolen Breath by Ackroyd & Harvey, published by Spencer Museum of Art 2018   Link

Ed. Barry, Peter, Welstead, William, Extending Ecocriticism: Crisis, Collaboration and Challenge in the Environmental Humanities, “Nature Matters”: notes on Ackroyd & Harvey, ecocriticism and praxis by Eve Ropek, pp.91 – 108, published by Manchester University Press 2017, ISBN: 978-1-78499-439-6

Lenot, Marc, Jouer Contre Les Appareils / De la Photographie expérimentale, published Éditions Photosynthèses pp. 78-79 ISBN: 979-10-95822-04-2

Yudina, Anna, Garden City – Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and New Planted Spaces, “FlyTower & Cunningham” Ackroyd & Harvey / London and Derry, UK, pp. 60 – 63, published by Thames & Hudson 2017 ISBN: 978-0-500-34326-5

Siperstein, Stephen, Hall, Shane, LeMenager Stephanie. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, published by Routledge 2017. Cover image. ISBN: 978-1-138-90715-7

Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2016, published by RA Publications p. 57. ISBN: 978-1-910350-52-2

Hopkins, Rob, Ackroyd & Harvey on the “Creative response to climate change”, 23 March, 2015  Link

Neal, Lucy, Playing For Time: making art as if the world mattered, “Art and Climate Change” by Ackroyd & Harvey, published by Oberon Books 2015, pp. 41-47, 122, 289. ISBN 978-1-78319-186-4 Art and Climate Change   Objection Overruled

Antonini, Marco, Mimnniti, Sergio, Gómez, Francisco, Lungarella, Gabriele, Bendandi, Luca, Experimental Photography: A Handbook of Techniques, published by Thames & Hudson 2015, pp. 184-189. ISBN 978-0-500-54437-2

Heim, Wallace, Margolies, Eleanor, Landing Stages, published by The Ashden Directory 2014, pp, 110-111. ISBN 978-0992950613

Brown, Andrew, Art & Ecology Now, published by Thames & Hudson, London 2014, pp. 6, 110-11. ISBN 978-0-500-23916-2

Perry, Gill, Playing At Home – The House in Contemporary Art, published by Reaktion Books 2013, 178-83, 187-8, 221 pp. ISBN: 978-1-78023-180-8

Matilsky, Barbara C. Vanishing Ice Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 – 2012. Published by The Whatcom Museum, Washington USA 2013. p.86, 88. 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 2012, 148-149 pp. ISBN: 978-1-907317-39-2

McCartney, Greg, Desire and Dust, Abridged 0-23, p. 36

The Royal Society, Crystal World, introduction by Gill Perry, essay by Brian Dillon, catalogue accompanying Royal Society summer exhibition 4 July-5 October 2011 Link

Ackroyd & Harvey, Beuys’ Acorns, Antennae Issue 17 – Summer 2011, edited by Giovanni Aloi. pp. 64-73 ISSN: 1756-9575 Link

Trasparenze l’Arte per Le Energie Rinnovabili
MACRO Testaccio, Rome. Edizioni Carte Segrete ISBN: 978886490900-0

Artesian, Issue 2: Winter 2010 Water
Edited Gareth Evans; Tereza Stehlikova. Published by Go Together press.
Dark Reactions; Splitting Water”, Ackroyd & Harvey, 30-31pp. ISSN 1757-9473 Link

Britz, Sonja, Ackroyd & Harvey’s Grass, Antennae Issue 10 – Summer 2009, edited by Giovanni Aloi, pp. 63-71. ISSN 1756-9575

Essays by Anna Lambertini, introduction by Jacques Leenhardt. Vertical Gardens. Published by Verbavolant ISBN-10: 1-905216-07-6

Signs of Life, Bio Art and Beyond
Edited by Eduardo Kac. MIT Press, Ackroyd & Harvey “Chlorophyll Apparitions” 199 – 210 pp. ISBN: 978-0-262-11293-2  Link

Open Space, Art in the public realm in London 1995 – 2005
Arts Council of England, Central London Partnership, edited by Jemima Montagu. 76 – 79 pp. ISBN: 0728713241/9780728713246

Stranded – 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 Text
Link to publication

Relic or release: defining and documenting the physical and aesthetic death of contemporary works of art
Bracker, Alison; Barker, Rachel. Triennial meeting – ICOM Committee for Conservation; 2; 2005. 1009-1015 pp. ISBN: 1844072533  Link

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. Ackroyd and Harvey
Catalog to accompany solo exhibition Green brick, green back, at Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas, 22 Jan – 29 Feb 2004. 28p. ISBN: 1-932281-20-7

Dr. Bracker, Alison. 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, A Potent Art, catalog to accompany Sunbathers solo exhibition
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, Feb 19 – March 24, 2002. 39 pp ISBN: 1-872609-91-0 Link

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 Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey. William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University, 2001.

Warr, Tracey. Passing Presence
Catalog accompanying solo exhibition Afterlife. Beaconsfield, London, May 15–June 10, 2001. Link

Lange, Andre. Ex-Machina—About the Deconstruction of Photography
Catalog accompanying group exhibition Ex- Machina. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 2001, 64 pp.

Barnes, Martin. The Chlorophyll Apparitions of Ackroyd and Harvey
Aperture, no.165, November 2001, pp.66-71

Barnes, Martin. Flashback: the Photography of Dr. Harold Edgerton
Interview with Gus Kayafas and Ackroyd and Harvey. Aperture, no.158, 2000, pp.22-28; 60-61

Ede, Sian, Strange and Charmed, Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts
Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2000. 200 pp. ISBN 0-903319-87-X.

Barnes, Martin. Breathless, Photography and Time
Aperture 158 (Special Millennium Issue, 2000). 80 pp. ISBN 0-89381-890-9.

Lange, Andrea. Heather Ackroyd/Daniel Harvey
European Photography 70 (2001): pp. 24–27.

Childs, Nicky, and Jeni Walwin, eds. Split Second of Paradise
London: Rivers Oram Press, 1998. 158 pp. ISBN 1 85489 098 0.

Gillett, John, and Clare Melhuish.
Deux Ex Machina and Ceremonies of the Little House
Catalog accompanying exhibition Host: Heather Ackroyd, Daniel Harvey, Pierre d’Avoine. Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice, September 8–29, 1996, co-curated by the Public Arts Commissioning Agency. 34 pp. ISBN 88 900111-1-4

Further Information

Find details of selected exhibitions, lectures, awards, commissions, research, residencies, prizes, media and more in the CV.
Link to Full CV

Selected Articles and Reviews

Ackroyd, Heather, “Culture Shift”, Resurgence & Ecologist (Issue 321 | July/August 2020), pp. 50 – 53. cultureshift_321-1

Sinkewicz, Alison, “Art At The End of The World”, In Studio, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Fall 2019 / Winter 2020), pp.15 – 21

Cook, Gary, “Sowing Seeds for Rebellion”, Resurgence & Ecologist (Issue 316, September/October 2019), pp. 42 – 45

Buck, Louisa, “Ackroyd & Harvey unveil 52 Beuysian oaks in the centre of London as Tate declare a climate emergency”, The Art Newspaper, 17th July, 2019,  https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/green-day-for-london-as-beuysian-acorns-at-bloomberg-and-tate-declares-climate-emergency

Black, Holly, “Artists Activists”, The Arts Society Magazine (Summer 2019), pp. 20 – 25

Buck, Louisa, “Green Horsewoman of the Environmental Apocalypse declares climate emergency at Tate”, The Art Newspaper, 4 April 2019, https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/culture-declares-emergency-with-a-white-horse-and-grass-coats

Cabrere, Elodie, “Science, Ça Pousse” Polka, (Autumn 2016), no.32. p. 32

Culture Match/Art, “Les Artistes Se Mettent Au Vert”
Paris Match, (3-9 December, 2015). p. 44

Bouruet-Aubertot, V, “Les artistes peuvent ils changer le monde?”
Connaissance des Arts, 2015

En Couverture, “Y A Comme Un Froid!”
COP 21 Télérama Sortir, (25 Nov– 1 Dec 2015)

ArtCOP21, “Les Artistes Se Mettent Au Vert”
Arts Magazine, (Nov Dec 2015) No. 99. p. 29

Report, “Meeting of Minds”, Kunsträume No. 1 / 2015

Bordeaux Quartiers, “La balade des chênes de Beuys”
Sud Ouest, (Oct 17, 2015) p. 20b

Exhibition, “Display to launch Attenborough site”
Cambridge News, (March 8, 2016), p. 3

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

Paris Art. 7 000 oaks/ 7000 chenes, La Marechalerie, (June 2014)

McKinney, Seamus, “Artists turn barracks green”,  Irish News, (Sept 16, 2013), p. 8

Blincoe, Nicholas, “Even eating breakfast became art”, The Guardian Arts (08.10.13), pp. 16-17

“Microcosmos”, Art Collection + Design, Feature article, (Feb 2013), pp. 114-123

Hanway, Bill. “London 2012 Olympic Park”, Landscape Architecture, (03/2012), pp. 138-141

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)

Edgers, Geoff, “For Artists A Room with A View”, Boston Globe, Special Issue (January 15, 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

Lalchandani, Neha, ‘When art means growing grass on the wall’, The Times of India (April 2, 2011) p. 6

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

Britz, Sonja. “Ackroyd & Harvey’s Grass”, Antennae (Summer 2009), Issue 10, pp.64-71  Link

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)

Interview with Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey, Artvehicle 17, May 2007  Link

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

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

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

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

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

Cookson, Clive. “The Nature of Things”
Financial Times Weekend (May 6–7, 2000): p. 11

Townsend, Chris. “I Am A Camera”
Hotshoe International (March/April 2000): pp. 18–19

Kemp, Martin. “Science in Culture”
Nature vol. 403 (January 27, 2000): p. 364

Walwin, Jeni. “A Question of Grass”
Untitled, Contemporary Art 20 (Autumn 1999): pp. 28–29

Goldberg, Vicki. “The Fine Art of Making Invisible Visible”
The New York Times (May 24, 1998)

Glancey, Jonathon. “21st Century Soul”

The Independent Tabloid (December 20, 1996): pp. 4–5

Goddard, Alison.” The Subtle Art of Grass”
New Scientist (May 20, 1995): pp. 34–35