Senior Lecturer

I have worked at Falmouth University for almost 25 years, during this time I have worked with a number of courses. I currently work with BA(Hons) Illustration, BA(Hons) Architecture and BA(Hons) Drawing. I also deliver a programme of lectures, which are open to all students at Falmouth.

I am interested in the interdisciplinary nature of art and design and the strength students may draw from breadth. I teach both studio based practice and theory based critical studies, which I believe to be differing parts of a whole experience.  

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Contact details

Telephone 01326 213845



Year Qualification Awarding body
1987 MA Chelsea School of Art
1984 BA(Hons) Portsmouth Polytechnic

Honors and awards

Year Description

Henry Moore Fellowship

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Research interests include the relationship between architecture and illustration, I would also consider the interconnected nature of the arts as a key theme and the importance of histories and theories as a presence in studio practice.

Research Topics

  • The fresco paintings of Giotto
  • The nature of drawing
  • The social context of illustration

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs


North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Architecture and the Graphic Novel. Journal of Illustration, 6 (2). pp. 341-364. ISSN 2052-0204 Item availability may be restricted.
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Book Section

North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Learning from the Past, from Giotto to Transport For London: Travels in Space and Time. In: A Companion to Illustration: Art and theory. Wiley and Blackwell, USA, pp. 59-84. ISBN 978-1-1191-8553-6 Item availability may be restricted.
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Conference or Workshop Item

North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Narrative form and the creation and subversion of architectural ornament. In: Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern, 9th International Research Symposium, Nov 17-19, 2018, Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. (Unpublished)
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North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Art and the Alternative Space/Time of the London Underground. In: Association of Art Historians 2017 Annual Conference, The Object of Urban Visual Culture, 6th-8th April 2017, Loughborough University, UK.
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North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Forms of the Gift in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy; The Art of Salvation and Socio-political persuasion. In: Othello's Island, 17 - 20 March 2016, CVAR Nicosia Cyprus.
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Heholt, Ruth ORCID logoORCID:, Lockley, Elfrea, Douglas, Mark, Downing, Niamh and North, Laurence ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Supernature and the Environment. [Conference]
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Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Illustration
  • BA(Hons) Architecture