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Liverpool School of Art and Design

Prof John Hyatt


John is an artist: painter, digital artist, video artist, photographer, designer, musician, printmaker, author and sculptor. Since 2010, Hyatt has exhibited in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Portugal, Japan, the UK and the USA. He has a long and varied career and involvement in cultural practices, pedagogy, industry, urban regeneration, and communities.

A transdisciplinary theorist, he is a polymath with an interest in arts and sciences. Hyatt's big show of his own work in 2017, John Hyatt: ROCK ART, at HOME, Manchester, has been hailed as highly influential as has his 2009, STATE LEGACY exhibition, co-curated with Huang Zhuan of OCAT, Shenzhen, China, and shown in Manchester and China where it is recognised as being groundbreaking. Music fans know John in many incarnations and collaborations but primarily as singer/songwriter with legendary post-punk band, The Three Johns.

As a Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, following 10 years as Head of Fine Art, Hyatt originated and developed the Research Institute, MIRIAD, and as its Director for 15 years he made it the UK’s 6th highest-rated arts research centre. In September 2016, John moved to become Professor in Contemporary Art at Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design where he currently works, appropriately, from the John Lennon Building. In October 2016, he became Research Leader for the School and Director of ART LABS, a networked set of specialist Artistic Research and Technologies Laboratories.


Chinese (Cantonese)
Spanish; Castilian
Spanish - Latin American

Academic appointments

Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, LJMU, 2017 - present
Professor of Contemporary Art/Director of ART Labs, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present
Professor of Fine Art/ Director of MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design), MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 2001 - 2016
Head of Department of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 1991 - 2001


Journal article

Hyatt J, Taipan I. 2018. Psychedelic Adventures of Clean Machine Boulton J, Dunn A, Sawdon P, Meskimmon M. Stimulus Respond, :82-98 >Link


Hyatt J, Langford J, Brennan P. 2017. Face on Mars >Link

Hyatt J, Langford J, Brennan P. 2017. Fragile Skin >Link

Hyatt J, Langford J, Brennan P. 2017. Hippy Girl >Link

Hyatt J, Langford J, Brennan P. 2017. In >Link

Hyatt J, Langford J, Brennan P. 2017. 50 Squid >Link


Hyatt J. 2016. Introduction to 'As in Judy', Rosie Garland


Hyatt J. A Liverpool Bestiary

Hyatt J, Styx T. Pseudo-Psychedelic Adventures of Clean Machine >Link

Hyatt J. Anthony Donovan – The Tabloid and the Truth >Link

Hyatt J. The Try & Lilly Archive >Link

Hyatt J. I.C. Rapoport – A Gap in the Media where the Truth Shone Through >Link

Hyatt J. The History of Scottie Press >Link

Hyatt J. The Gift of John Heartfield

Hyatt J. Mothergrain >Link

Hyatt J. Echoes >Link

Hyatt J. JOHN HYATT -TREACLE COUNTRY - New Landscapes of the Imagination

Hyatt J. My Brush with Angels

Hyatt J. The Rossendale Fairies

Hyatt J. A Public View

Hyatt J. War and Peace

Hyatt J. Shot Under the Volcano

Hyatt J. Ammemorium: Samuel Wylie Windrim 18th April 1890 - 8th April 1955, A Forgotten Rebel’s Tale >Link

Hyatt J. Ammemorium: Samuel Wylie Windrim 18th April 1890 - 8th April 1955, A Forgotten Rebel’s Tale >Link

Hyatt J. Creative Spiral: Nature, Art and Maths >Link

Hyatt J. John Hyatt: ROCK ART >Link


Hyatt J. Club BIG at the Fashion Hub >Link

Hyatt J. Club BIG at the Boo >Link

Hyatt J, Preston E, Liu J. In Sea >Link


Hyatt J. FAB ART - A Public Art Strategy for Liverpool's Fabric District FAB ART - A Public Art Strategy for Liverpool's Fabric District :1-16 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Membership of professional bodies:

Board member, Siggraph Digital Arts Committee,

Other Professional Activity:

International Jury member for 'The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper-Connected Age', digital exhibition, Siggraph 2018

Club Liverpool Ambassador

Director of the Fabric District CIC, Liverpool

Artist-in-residence at Sensor City, Liverpool

External Validator for Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation

External Research Advisor to Education University of Hong Kong

External Advisor for the REF at Sunderland University