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'Swimming with phytoplankton in 3D' by Iona Scott, is an immersive journey into the submarine world of plankton and has been resident in the Marine Display under the Palm House at Kew since 2004.

The Marine Display closed in April 2017. Much gratitude for hosting 'Swimming with phytoplankton in 3D' for 13 years!

Please follow @Planktonworld on Twitter and Planktonworld on Facebook to join in or take part with where 'Swimming with phytoplankton in 3D' is being shown next...

in May this year I made a 9ft dachshund sculpture for the Dharma School for the Children's Parade which opened Brighton Festival 2017

2016 was a busy year...

I took my discospheres on some more adventures...

Fibreglass discosphere, which was last seen suspended from a crane next to Battersea Power Station many moons ago, was requested at the Echoes founder party in Norfolk in July (organised by Secret productions creators of Secret Garden Party Festival and Wilderness Festival....)

I also took the paper discosphere, which was originally made in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on a few adventures of it's own, alongside its fibreglass mother to Norfolk...

and then to Bimble Bandada Festival for the awesome Gliterfish tent

and then I made an 8ft anglerfish sculpture for the next Glitterfish Halloween party 'Dead fish don't say no' at the Fortune of War in Brighton

The same white paper 'discosphaera' sculpture was also in residence at Zu Studios in Lewes, Sussex September 2014-2015 for Artwave Festival and all their amazing events...

It was then shortlisted for Wildlife Artist of the Year and was included in an exhibition at The Mall Galleries from June 28th - July 2nd 2016

and it was also exhibited alongside my coasters at Pullens Open Studios in London at the Summer Edition in June 2016


coasters are for sale £2 each or a set of 6 for £10 +p&p



Shrink yourself to the size of a pinhead and immerse yourself in a Giant Microscopic 3D World

Plankton provide 50% of the oxygen on the Planet

Thankyou for visiting my website.

I have exhibited my sculptures and paintings of plankton extensively in London and San Francisco, in clubs, videos, raves, galleries, The London Aquarium, The Roundhouse, derelict warehouses and even off a crane over the River Thames infront of Battersea Power Station all with the aim of communicating and emphasising the importance of nature within our lives.

Phytoplankton are single-celled ocean-living plants which form the base of the food chain, and serve as food for zooplankton, krill and larger aquatic animals and fish.
Like land-based plants, they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, through photosynthesis. In this way they are directly linked with the health of the Planet and instrumental in helping to counter the effects of global warming.

At this point in time, our existence is threatened by our continuing avoidance of the laws of nature by which we are unquestionably and intrinsically governed. Urban living has replaced our direct contact with nature with a false sense of identity. If our actions say anything about us, we seem to see the world and ourselves as separate entities able to exist independently from each other.

My aim is create totally immersive microsopic environments in which people are surrounded by these incredibly beautiful lifeforms in an effort to reconnect ourselves to that part of us which is nature.


If you would like to see some of my work, 'Swimming with Phytoplankton in 3D' is a permanent exhibit in The Marine Display under The Palm House at Kew and is regularly exhibited around the UK.

'Swimming with Phytoplankton in 3D' has also been shown at the Electronic Imaging Symposium in San Diego, USA in January 2005.

In 2D at The Plankton Symposium 2011 at The Sir Alistair Hardy Institute For Ocean Science (SAHFOS) in September 2011

and projected on the side of The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea as part of Brighton Digital Festival in September 2013.

In 3D at Brighton Science Festival 'White Heat' in 2013 and at ONCA Gallery in 2014 and 'Bright Sparks' in February 2012, 2016 & 2017,

'Frank's Friends (From Blackheath to Brooklyn)' at The Cello Factory Gallery, London in May 2012, 'Family Affair' at The Cello Factory Gallery, London in June 2012.

'Final Light:Luminous Experiments for Glowing Creatures' at Phoenix Brighton in December 2012,

Brighton Digital Festival in September 2012, 2013 at The Booth Museum of Natural History and as part of the curated exhibition at Bring Your Own Beamer at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange in 2016

and at Pullens Open Studios in South London in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Thankyou for your kind attention.