Peter Liversidge: Proposals for Lancaster Arts

Lancaster Arts and artist Peter Liversidge invite you to discover new art works created to transform our experiences of Lancaster University campus.

At Lancaster University Library, from 5 May 2023, discover fragments of texts created by the artist and hidden in library books by the Library’s Collections Assistants. If you find one, it is yours to keep or return, as you wish.

In the Peter Scott Gallery, select your own soundtrack as the space transforms into a Physical Jukebox from 2 May until 9 June 2023.

Peter is known for art works that take the form of proposals, ideas captured in short texts documented on a manual typewriter. In 2018, he created a set of ten proposals for Lancaster Arts, with the support of the Contemporary Art Society. These set out possible actions developed for the particular context of the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University campus and in the wider local area. The arrival of the COVID pandemic meant that plans to explore enacting these proposals paused. This year, we have invited Peter back to realise selected proposals as part of our 2023 theme, Ritual.

Join us as we share the original proposals, bringing some to life and leaving others as possibilities for the future. A limited edition artist’s book, Proposals for Lancaster Arts, has been created and joins a growing library of proposals books for galleries and collections around the world.

2 May to 9 June 2023 – The Peter Scott Gallery will be open: 11am-5pm Monday-Friday and evening Jukebox sessions 5-7pm Thursdays.

Opening celebration and book launch 17 May 5.30-7.30pm in the Peter Scott Gallery.

Lancaster University Library open 24 hours a day


  • 02 May - 09 Jun 2023


  • Peter Scott Gallery
  • Peter Scott Gallery
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster. LA1 4YW

    Nearest Campus Parking:
    Visitor Parking Zone A
  • Image credit: Peter Liversidge
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