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Luminary Lecture Series

Liverpool School of Art and Design

The Luminary Lecture Series at Liverpool School of Art and Design presents the work of leading practitioners in art and design.

The lecture series provides a valuable contribution to discourses on art and design and an opportunity to learn more about the work of leading artists and designers and the far-reaching impact of their practice.

These lectures are open to staff and students as well as members of the public that usually includes people from LJMU partner organisations such as Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Bluecoat and FACT.

You'll find filmed documentation for most of the lectures via the links below.

Forthcoming speakers in 2019 include:

  • Keith Piper, Jo Stockham, Kader Attia, artists, in conversation with Gilane Tawadros, 23 October
  • Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy 30 October
  • Fatos Ustek, Director of Liverpool Biennial and Manuela Moscosa, curator of Liverpool Biennial 2020, in conversation (date tbc)
  • John Ashton, Former President of the Faculty of Public Health (date tbc)

Past speakers have included:

  • Kali Chandrasegaram, dancer and choreographer, 27 March 2019
    View the lecture

  • Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool,
    13 March 2019
    View the lecture

  • Rosa Johan Uddoh, artist and LJMU and Liverpool Biennial Fellow, 20 Feb 2019
    View the lecture

  • James Hilton, Chief Creative Officer at Native, 23 Jan 2019

  • Peter McLeish, painter, multimedia artist, film-maker, 5 Dec 2018

  • Alnoor Mitha, Founding Artistic Director of Asia Triennial Manchester, 7 Feb 2018
    View the lecture

  • Naiza Khan, artist, 7 March 2018
    View the lecture

  • Judy Chicago, artist and Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool in conversation,
    2 June 2017
    View the lecture

  • Mark Leckey, artist, Turner Prize winner, 5 April 2017
    View the lecture

  • Sokari Douglas Camp, artist, 29 March 2017

  • Brigitte Stepputtis, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood

  • Jane and Louise Wilson, artists
    View the lecture

  • Lance Wyman, graphic designer
    View the lecture

  • Assemble, Turner Prize winners

  • Daniel Libeskind, architect
    View the lecture