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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:

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.