Image of Mike Nelson. Photo: Arnaud Mbaki, courtesy the artist and Hayward Gallery.

Celebrated British artist Mike Nelson will give a talk about his work, introduced by and in conversation with Jonty Lees, Course Leader, BA(Hons) Fine Art.

Mike Nelson’s work manifests itself in a very physical manner, encouraging us to enter and occupy a work of art. Often his structures are on such a large scale that we can inhabit them, a ploy he uses to encourage empathy or feeling in the viewer, inviting us to understand the work through all the senses. His practice is also very much underpinned by literary and filmic references; he uses the constructed worlds found in these sources to generate spatial structures that in turn suggest new narratives. Many of these narratives focus on belief systems and on the complex myriad of ideas within the structures of the societies evoked in the work.

The talk is supported and hosted by Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University and organised by CAST as part of The Cornwall Workshop, 2024.

Tuesday 12 March 2024 5pm
Free admission
Booking essential


Falmouth Campus Lecture Theatre

Woodlane, Falmouth