Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Mat Collishaw

Saturday 17 October - Sunday 14 March
Djanogly Gallery


Due to national lockdown restrictions, we regret we must close the Djanogly Gallery. We look forward to reopening the Gallery as soon it is possible to do so.

Although our doors are closed, you can still access Behind Closed Doors: Mat Collishaw, our behind-the-scenes tour of Mat's exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery.

You can also get to know the Nottingham-born artist in his own words in our Mat Collishaw in Conversation with Mustafa Hulusi interview, where you can hear about the processes behind creating the installations, Mat's inspirations and more.

Admission free​ – advance booking required
Maximum one Group Ticket per 30-minute timeslot
Group Ticket permits entry for up to six people from a single household to designated timeslot only

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9.30am-5pm
Sunday 10.50am-3.40pm
Closed Mondays

Warning: some works in this exhibition include flashing lights​

Mat Collishaw rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists alongside his contemporaries Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas. Often drawing on subjects from the history of art and photography, his works play with binary opposites: nature and artifice, sacred and profane, beauty and the abject. They reveal the compelling power of imagery to attract and repel as well as to deceive us. A consistent preoccupation has been his fascination with early forms of photography and other Victorian devices of illusion such as the zoetrope. In combination with such recent technology as virtual reality and animatronics, he creates works that address the moral dilemmas of the present day.

Featuring his 2016 installation Albion – a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak – and The Centrifugal Soul, this is the first major exhibition of Collishaw’s work to be mounted in the city of his birth.


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The Centrifugal Soul from Mat Collishaw Studio.

ALBION from Mat Collishaw Studio.

Photograph of The Centrifugal Soul artworkThe Centrifugal Soul 2017, Mat Collishaw. Courtesy of the artist, Photo: Peter Mallet