Friday 3rd December

Artistic Character and Art’s Place in Life

Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture

Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London


Saturday 20th November

Crunch Arts Festival, Hay on Wye (

Exploring the World's Edge

Matthew Kieran, Hilary Lawson, Donald Urquart. Mary-Ann Craig chairs.


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science” Albert Einstein. Is art about portraying reality or uncovering the mysterious? Can it uncover the unknown or is it simply a reflection of life?

Leading aesthetic philosopher Matthew Kieran, post-postmodern thinker and video artist Hilary Lawson and artist Donald Urquart attempt to touch the void.


Friday 19th November

The Resonance of Art

Liverpool Biennale, Touched: Philosophy Meets Art

Victoria Galleries and Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool


Thursday 21st October, 7.30 p.m.

Virtue and the Character of Creativity

New York University

5 Washington Place