4th June 2019
Artichoke announces ‘BRILLIANT’ winners for the return of Lumiere Durham this November

Lumiere returns to illuminate the city Durham in a spectacular 10th anniversary edition from 14th-17th November 2019. Showing alongside past festival favourites and exciting new works by UK and international artists are the winners of the 2019 BRILLIANT competition, a scheme inviting local people to submit their own ideas.

The four BRILLIANT winners, all from the North East, are Durham County Council employee Mike Donaghy, design director Lucy McDonnell and local practicing artists Diane Watson and Penelope Payne. Their ideas were selected following an open call earlier this year which received almost 100 entries and will now be developed in close consultation with Lumiere producers Artichoke to become a reality.

Lumiere was first created by Artichoke in Durham in 2009 and took place again in 2011, 2013 and 2015. It is commissioned by Durham County Council, with further support from Arts Council England and a raft of additional partners.

Image Credit: Know Thyself, Finola Finn, BRILLIANT winner 2017, Lumiere Durham 2017. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.