Lakeside Arts
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Mat Collishaw looking at The Machine Zone artwork inside the Djanogly Gallery

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: MAT COLLISHAW

Behind the doors of the Djanogly Gallery you will discover the first solo exhibition in Nottingham by the Nottingham-born artist Mat Collishaw. We now take you behind the scenes with the artist himself to introduce you to his ambitious collection of works.

Having made his breakthrough as a participant in Damien Hirst’s infamous Freeze exhibition in 1988, Mat Collishaw is a key figure in the so-called Young British Artists generation. Since then he has established an international profile exhibiting at major arts venues across the world from New York to Istanbul.

The exhibition includes his installation Albion featuring a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak – partly inspired by some of the rhetoric surrounding BREXIT – and his most recent work The Machine Zone that employs robotic technology to comment on our addiction to social media.

Book you tickets to visit the Mat Collishaw exhibition. Please visit the Mat Collishaw exhibition section of our website for your free timed-entry tickets to our Djanogly Gallery. 

Enjoy a series of short videos that will take you behind closed doors of the Djanogly Gallery:


You can hear about the Nottingham-born artist in his own words during this interview with fellow artist and friend Mustafa Hulusi. Matt Colishaw in Conversation with Mustafa Hulusi explores the processes behind creating the installations, Mat's inspirations and more, below.