Henry Lydiate is an art lawyer who has specialised in the law relating to the creative arts for 30 years. He conducted a two-year research project into the legal needs of visual artists in the UK in the 1970s, which led to his establishment of a free legal advice, education and training service, Artlaw Services, of which he was Chairman and a pro bono legal adviser and trainer/educator until 1984. He writes a regular Artlaw column published in Art Monthly
since its first issue in 1976 and his collected articles are published as the Artlaw Archive by Artquest, for which he leads the team of consultants that provides free advice to artists via Artquest's on-line Q&A service (www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw
). He is the founding partner of The Henry Lydiate Partnership, the creative arts business consultancy. His portfolio has always included contributing to Higher Education, and currently includes designing and delivering postgraduate business and legal modules for Sotheby's Institute of Art London and New York, University of London's Birkbeck College, Southwestern University Law School Los Angeles, and for the University of the Arts London where he is Visiting Professor.
Contributions by Henry Lydiate
Negotiation between the interviewer and interviewee plays a fundamental part in the artist interview...