Tickets: FREE
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Until Sun 26 Jun 2022
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Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Show on map

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A major exhibition by the critically acclaimed international artist Daniel Lismore.

Raised in Coventry, Lismore is an artist, designer, perfumer, stylist and human rights warrior. A truly spectacular and immersive experience, this UK premiere celebrates the intersection of art, architecture, world cultures, beauty and fashion.

The exhibition includes Lismore’s sculptural ensembles, each fashioned from his personal collection of over 7,000 curiosities and displayed alongside his personal archive of photography, film and found objects. Many artworks are on display for the first time and reflect Lismore’s multi-dimensional identity - platforming themes of personal expression and self-preservation.

"The 3D exhibition serves as a tapestry of my life as a living sculpture’’ - Daniel Lismore

This exhibition is co-curated by Vortex Creates Ltd.

Herbert opening times: 10am - 4pm (Sun 12pm - 4pm)


The Exhibition

The Artist

How Coventry Made Me

A drone's eye view

On Social


You Are The Art: Living Sculptures

Sat 9 - Sat 23 Apr (excluding Sundays), 10.30am - 3.30pm, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

This Easter, children will transform themselves into colourful living sculptures and walk along the runway in their extravagant junk modelled outfits, creative headdresses and more.

We will be expressing ourselves through different mediums of art using recyclable materials and making an array of textured art pieces to take home.

Art Masterclass: Living Sculptures

Thu 14 Apr, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Make a collaborative costume art piece inspired by globally renowned artist Daniel Lismore and have your work displayed at the Herbert.

Amanda Haran will guide participants in how to make a flamboyant costume art piece using an array of vibrant materials including crystals, jewellery, feathers and fabric paint.

Art Masterclass: Cross Stitch & Textile Art

Thu 21 Apr, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Create a mini hand stitched banner to influence social change and take home and display.

Under the guidance of a textile artist, participants will bring their ideas to life through cross stitching their chosen messages; combining design, fabric, stitch and embellishment to understand gentle acts of change through art.  

The Lismorian Ball

For one night only, step into the fabulous world of Daniel Lismore and celebrate the art of being yourself.

The Lismorian Ball will be a decadent bank holiday evening of exceptional DJs, art and performances under the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum’s dynamic covered court.



Photographs by Garry Jones

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