Juginder Lamba collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection principally consists of original books, exhibition catalogues and promotional material from the artistic life of Juginder Lamba. In addition, there is some photocopied biographical material and some original letters addressed to the artist. Also included in the collection is a CD of slides of the artist’s work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Juginder Lamba was born in Nairobi, Kenya and spent the first ten years of his life there. He came to Britain with his family in 1962, via a four year stay in India. Never formally trained in art, he completed a degree in Politics and Philosophy in Lancaster and then a postgraduate degree in Education. He then went on to form a touring performance troop, Earthbound Theatre Company. Alongside this Lamba had also been developing his own style as a sculptor and was named the first town artist of Lancaster in 1978. Lamba’s source material is primarily wood, although he also works in stone and bronze, and he has created sculptures that are exhibited all over the world. Key public works include the Icarus Project in 1990, with fellow sculptor Tony Philips and the series of ACE (Artists and Craftsmen in Education) projects carried out throughout England. He has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally with significant shows including ‘Relics’, ‘Trophies of Empire’ and ‘Routes’. Lamba was the recipient of the Henry Moore Fellowship in Sculpture in 1994.

Additionally, Lamba initiated and directed the South Asian Contemporary Visual Arts Festival in 1993.


Files with numbered documents inside. Some loose material.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email: special.collections@brunel.ac.uk, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited as part of the SADAA (formerly SALIDAA) archive.

Other Finding Aids

A finding aid is available for the manuscript material.

Printed books can be found on the Brunel University library catalogue.

Alternative Form Available

Digitised copies of some of the original material are available on VADS (Visual Arts Data Service).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The original pieces in the collection are in good condition. Some of the photocopied biography is of poor quality. The slides on CD Rom will need suitable equipment to view them.

Archivist's Note

Described by Joanne McPhie with amendments by Katie Flanagan

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However, you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.


The collection is complete.