Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey offers advice to Millfield artists

Millfield pupils were delighted to welcome Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey, who gave advice to pupils hoping to study art in further education and spoke with them about their visual work.

The artist, who won the notable Turner Prize in 2008 for his exhibitions Industrial Light & Magic at Le Consortium, Dijon, and Resident, also lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and spoke to pupils could give insider knowledge of the interview process.

Mark also spoke to Sixth Form art pupils in an intimate lecture and open discussion, where he shared examples of his video and installation work spanning the last 20 years and discussed his diverse inspirations – from music and dance subcultures to childhood visions of pixies under motorway bridges. Mark explained how his art explored the transition from an analogue age into a digital one – a concept that was perhaps hard to grasp for pupils born into the digital era.

Mark Leckey’s work has recently been commissioned to create a major installation piece at Tate Britain, which will open in September this year.