Senior Lecturer

I joined Falmouth University in 1991, I have taught across a number of courses including Art and Design Foundation, Fine Art, Broadcasting, Drawing, Architecture and Illustration.

This eclectic career has been underpinned by a firm belief in the interconnected nature of art and design practice. My teaching of both studio practice and critical studies also relates to my interest in bridging between disciplines and areas of activity.

External Links

Laurence North staff photo

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

    (2019), Architecture and the Graphic Novel, In: Journal of Illustration, Intellect, Bristol UK, 6 (2), pp. 341-364, ISSN: 2052-0204, Item availability may be restricted.
  • North, Laurence

    (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.
  • North, Laurence

    (2023), Memory is a strange place, what does it look like?, In: Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature, and Global Environments, 4-6 July 2023, Falmouth University, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, (Unpublished)
  • North, Laurence

    (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Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern, 9th International Research Symposium, Nov 17-19, 2018, Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, (Unpublished)
  • North, Laurence

    (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
  • North, Laurence

    (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
  • North, Laurence

    Shapiro, Carolyn, McCannon, Desdemona and Holme, Adrian, (2022), 12th Annual Illustration Research Symposium, Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK
  • Heholt, Ruth

    Lockley, Elfrea, Douglas, Mark, Downing, Niamh and North, Laurence, (2014), Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Supernature and the Environment, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Cornwall


Courses taught

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