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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Activity 7 May–7 December 2019, FREE

National Football Museum Guided Tours

Cinema 22 November–12 December 2019, from £7.50

Marriage Story at HOME

Cinema 29 November–12 December 2019, from £9

Knives Out at HOME

Music 15 October–12 December 2019, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 29 October–12 December 2019, from £3.30

Cities of Seven Hills at Film Unit, Sheffield

Cinema 15 November–12 December 2019, from £7.5

The Irishman at HOME

2084 at Manchester Central Library
Theatre 22 November–14 December 2019, from £15.00

2084 at Manchester Central Library

Table laid with Tudor festive treats as part of Yuletide event.
Families 29 November–15 December 2019, FREE

Yuletide at Little Moreton Hall

Activity 26 November–17 December 2019, from £12

Mayfield Depot Station Tour