Leo Fitzmaurice at The Lowry

Creative Tourist

Read a transcript of our conversation with Leo Fitzmaurice.

Find out more about the advertising-drenched world of Leo Fitzmaurice. Here, the artist talks in detail about his latest site-specific, Pop art-bright artwork, Panoramia, now on show at The Lowry.  In this video, Fitzmaurice talks to Elisa Oliver, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Leeds University, about the link between his previous work, and his interest in everyday advertising, brochures and branded goods, and the new installation at The Lowry. For a different look at the artist’s work, go behind the scenes at The Lowry with our installation photographs and interview with the artist here.

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