This Power Lecture took place on 15 May 2013, as part of the Sydney Ideas program at the University of Sydney.



Vivien Lovell is a visual arts curator with established expertise in commissioning art within the designed environment. She is founder of Modus Operandi, an independent public art consultancy organisation based in the UK. Lovell was previously the Founder-Director of the Public Art Commissions Agency from 1987 to 1999. She has managed numerous national public art commissions, for clients including London Docklands Development Corporation and St John’s College, Oxford. Her publications include Public: Art: Space (1998), and Phoenix: Architecture, Art, Regeneration (2004).