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An artist with a fiery, colourful past.

Liliane Lijn Hon DLitt (Doctor of Letters

Liliane Lijn studied archaeology at the Sorbonne and art history at the cole du Louvre in Paris (1958). She became an artist in residence in a plastics factory, experimenting with fire and acids and working with light, poetry, movement and liquids rapidly establishing herself as a leading international kinetic artist. She has featured in numerous group exhibitions in Britain, Europe and Japan, and is represented in important public and private collections in Britain, France, Australia and the United States. Some of most important public works include White Koan at the University of Warwick

Sheila Whitaker Hon LLD (Doctor of Laws

Sheila Whitaker came to Warwick as a mature student in the mid seventies, to read for a degree in Italian. Before Warwick she had worked for a number of years in the British Film Archive and she returned to work in film distribution.

She ran the Tyneside cinematheque film festival for a number of years and began there a programme of offering access to recent work in world cinema, with particular reference to women directors.

She went on to become the director of programming at the National Film Theatre (19841990) and also the director of one of the world's largest film festivals, the London Film Festival (1987-96). She has always had a close relationship with researchers at the University of Warwick - collaborating in particular on Latin American cinema
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 15, 2005
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