Lyall Hakaraia

The New Normal Memorial

Beyond a Plinth and an Headstone

Lyall Hakaraia

Lyall Hakaraia (Māori / Pākehā) is an artistic polymath and producer living in London whose work encompasses designing, curating, Art Directing, and programming a queer arts venue (VFD) in the East End and his work encompasses making communal ritualistic artwork, appearing in front of the camera and dressing celebrities for red carpet events.

All of his work reflects his passion for working with marginalised people to create functioning communities. Lyall is proud of his diverse origins and is a founding member of Moku the first pacific arts collective in the UK and FaggamauffintheQTIPOCsoundsystem.

Recent Projects include: 2020BLMUK, commissioned memorial floral work for billboard of those who have died unjust deaths. 2019 ACE funded Artist in Residence , Punish the Streets, exhibition celebrating 10 yrs of queer art made at VFD 2018 Femmetopia Festival, Creative Director; 2017, Love Club party, Curator, Elton John Aids Foundation; QTIPOC Vogue Ball, Consultant Producer, Barbican; A Queer Night Out, Creative Director, Hackney Town Hall ; Queer and Now party, Hosting live stream,Tate Britain; 2016 Minority Rights Group, Creative Director, research project producing films, reporting and art with minority groups in Cuba.