I make installations and films that explore our human relationships with different aspects of made and natural environments. 


Wherever possible, I like to focus on places where I have a lived experience of the area or activity under study. I call this 'insider art'.

I collaborate with scientists, academics, educators, technical specialists, other artists and all kinds of people I find along the way. I am a founding director of D-Lux Festival of Light-based Art (now in its fourth year).

I'm also interested in how we interact with place through technology, and how live and historical data sources can be used to create dynamic audiovisual installations that respond to measurable changes beyond the installation space.

John Wallace

February 2020

November 2019 - ROADSPACE installation at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (WINNER - RSA MORTON AWARD 2018).

March 2017 - September 2018 - THE SAME HILLSIDE touring installation at Cryptic Nights / CCA Glasgow, Wild Film Festival Scotland, The Barn at Banchory, Annan Academy, BIggar Science Festival. Visit project website

January - April 2018 - WHOSE HOOSE IS THIS? - web enabled interactive video-jukebox installation and filming workshops, The Oven, Dumfries, (with Robbie Coleman).

December 2018 - TWEED-SARK CINEMA installation at HMRC 'Being Human', Galashiels, Scottish Borders.

September 2015 - ENTROPY LURE installation at Sanctuary, with Thermographer Graham Rooney.

October 2014 - TWEED-SARK CINEMA installation at Berwick Film and Moving Image Festival

September 2013 - CINEMA SARK installation at Environmental Arts Festival Scotland

October 2012 - SHORE STORY (film) EDINDOCS 2012 Official Selection

March 2007 - WHEN CHAPELCROSS TOWERS CAME DOWN (ITV/Hopscotch FIlms) - Royal Television Society BEST SINGLE FACTUAL 2007

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