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Honorary Awards 2019

Group of portraits of UAL honoraries 2019

Iconic, avant-gardefashion artists, Viktor & Rolf; seminal patron of design talent and first female executive of world-leading crystal manufacturer, Nadja Swarovski; visionary director of global art and culture brand, Aesthetica, Cherie Federico; and multi-award-winning British choreographer and director,Wayne McGregor CBE are among 15 world-leading creative figures to be given honorary awards by University of the Arts this year.

They will be recognised for their outstanding contributions to the creative industries at UAL Graduation Ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall from 16 - 19 July 2019.

The ceremonies will be streamed live on mygraduationfilm and live-tweeted under the hashtag #UALGrads.

The full list of Honoraries for 2019:

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  • Portrait of Haroon Mirza
    Haroon Mirza
    Haroon Mirza

    Haroon Mirza creates immersive environments and kinetic sculptural installations that explore the interaction between technology, sound, light, and electric signals.

  • Portrait of Margot Heller
    Margot Heller
    Margot Heller OBE

    Director of the South London Gallery.

  • Portrait of Hew Loc ke
    Hew Locke
    Hew Locke

    Hew Locke is a British sculptor and contemporary visual artist based in Brixton, London.

  • Portrait of Wayne McGregor
    Wayne McGregor
    Wayne McGregor

    Wayne McGregor, CBE is a multi- award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era.

  • Portrait of Naomi Donne
    Naomi Donne
    Naomi Donne

    BAFTA Award winning Make-up artist.

  • Portrait of Matthew Xia
    Matthew Xia
    Matthew Xia

    Matthew Xia is a British theatre director, DJ, composer, broadcaster and journalist.

  • Portrait of Viktor and Rolf
    Viktor and Rolf
    Viktor & Rolf

    Viktor&Rolf is a luxury fashion house which specialises in creating conceptual and avant-garde.

  • Portrait of Morag Myerscough

    Morag Myerscough

    Morag Myerscough is a london-based artist whose work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience.

  • Portrait of Richard Hollis
    Richard Hollis
    Richard Hollis

    Richard Hollis is a British graphic designer. He has taught at various art schools, written books, and worked as a printer, as a magazine editor and as a print-production manager.

  • Portrait of Mieke Bal
    Mieke Bal
    Mieke Bal

    Maria Gertrudis "Mieke" Bal is a Dutch cultural theorist, video artist, and Professor Emerita in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Portrait of Nadja Swarovski
    Nadja Swarovski
    Nadja Swarovski

    Nadja Swarovski is an Austrian businesswoman and member of the Executive Board of Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.

  • Portrait of Sarah Weir
    Sarah Weir
    Sarah Weir OBE

    Sarah Weir is CEO of Design Council.

  • Portrait of Cherie Federico
    Cherie Federico
    Cherie Federico

    Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine and the Director of the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF).

  • Profile picture Domenic Lippa
    Domenic Lippa
    Domenic Lippa

    Domenic Lippa is an internationally recognised designer, known for his work in identity, packaging, retail graphics, typography, signage and print.