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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.

Forthcoming speakers in 2019 include:

  • Kali Chandrasegaram, dancer and choreographer, 27 March
  • Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy (date tbc)
  • Keith Piper, Jo Stockham, Kader Attia, artists, in conversation, 23 October

Past speakers have included:

  • Rosa Johan Uddoh, artist and LJMU and Liverpool Biennial Fellow
  • James Hilton, Chief Creative Officer at Native
  • Peter McLeish, artist
  • Alnoor Mitha, Founding Artistic Director of Asia Triennial Manchester
  • Naiza Khan, artist
  • Judy Chicago, artist and Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool in conversation
  • Mark Leckey, artist, Turner Prize winner  
  • Sokari Douglas Camp, artist 
  • Brigitte Stepputtis, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood
  • Jane and Louise Wilson, artists
  • Lance Wyman, graphic designer
  • Assemble, Turner Prize winners
  • Daniel Libeskind, architect
  • Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool