Falmouth School of Art Professorial Lecture - Cornelia Parker
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to welcome back Cornelia Parker, our Visiting Professor of Fine Art. Parker will discuss recent work, including new commissions made for a major solo exhibition that will launch the reopening of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester in February.
She has worked closely with scientists at the University of Manchester, most notably Kostya Novoselov, who, with Andre Geim, was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of graphene - the world’s thinnest and strongest material. Working with gallery staff, Novoselov took microscopic samples of graphite from drawings in the Whitworth’s collection by William Blake, Turner, Constable and Picasso, as well as a pencil-written letter by Sir Ernest Rutherford (who split the atom in Manchester). He then made graphene from these samples, one of which Parker is making into a spectacular work of art to mark the opening of the exhibition.
Parker first gained critical acclaim in the 1990s for a number of large-scale installations including Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), and The Maybe (1995), a collaboration with actress Tilda Swinton, who appeared sleeping inside a vitrine at the Serpentine Gallery. She has had major solo exhibitions and has works in the Tate Collection, the V&A and in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA. In 2010 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London and appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire).
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Falmouth School of Art
Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is home to undergraduate courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Drawing and Contemporary Crafts, an MA in Authorial Illustration and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Throughout the year, Falmouth School of Art programmes a series of significant visiting speakers for the benefit of the School's students. A number of seats are made available at each event for alumni, friends of the School, members of the local community and schools and colleges.