Artist Cornelia Parker – working with Falmouth Fine Art students

2014 Cornelia seminar 2 (C) Tom Eldridge (still) crop

Renowned artist and Turner Prize nominee Cornelia Parker made her third visit to Falmouth University on 26 February, her second since becoming Falmouth School of Art’s Visiting Professor of Fine Art.

Cornelia revealed how she’s often played with the idea of ‘truth to materials’ – something of a mantra during her own art school days – influencing how we might read or interpret the most unlikely materials, from the charred remains of churches, to ink made from pornographic tapes.  

Dr. Ginny Button, Director of The Falmouth School of Art, introduced Cornelia to a capacity audience of students, staff and members of the public, and said afterwards “It was great to welcome Cornelia back to Falmouth. She always creates a buzz and gives us plenty to think about.” 

The following day, Cornelia gave a seminar for final year BA(Hons) Fine Art students.

Last summer, Cornelia spent several hours with graduating students in a crit of their exhibition at The Dye House in Peckham, London. Current third year students are sure to be looking forward to their crit with her at their London post graduation show in summer 2014.  

2014 Cornelia seminar 3 (C) Tom Eldridge (still)

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