27 January - 3 June 2017
Martin Creed is one of the most influential and exciting British artists today, who uses sculpture, neon, painting, video and performance. Awarded the Turner Prize in 2001, he was also chosen to welcome the 2012 London Olympics with a UK-wide bell-ringing performance, from Big Ben to bicycle bells.
The exhibition includes Work No. 203: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (1999) on the front of the Grade 1 listed Harris building.
Discover Preston display
From 3rd October
The Harris is full of stuff – crammed to the rafters with historical treasures, paintings and pots, costume and curiosities. None of it belongs to us – it belongs to you – and we want you to tell us what you think!
From 13 August 2016
Lose yourself in this unique painting of Preston on the cusp of change – a picturesque harvest scene in the foreground contrasts with the rapidly growing industrial town across the river.
Thanks to a public donations campaign led by the Friends of the Harris, this landscape by John Jenkinson has been expertly conserved at Lancashire Conservation Studios and we are once again able to display it at its best. Look out for dramatic tall chimneys, windmills, traditional hay stooks, and features still recognisable in Preston today.
Discover Preston Gallery
From 1 February 2016
On display for the first time, following essential conservation, is this Preston Corporation Lamplighters' Banner. Carried in the 1902 Preston Guild, it shows an elaborately painted gas lamp in the centre. Preston was the first provincial town to be lit by gas and 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of this milestone in the city's history.
From the elaborate dresses of the 1880s to chunky knits in the 1930s, we explore how British style, for men and women, evolved during a time of major social, political and cultural change.
Browse exhibitions on show at the Harris during 2015.
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Stories from Discover Preston
Find out more about some of the stories featured in the new history gallery, Discover Preston.
Dance First, Think Later Contemporary Art Programme
Dance First, Think Later was contemporary art programme which took place from 2015 - 2017 exploring notions of performativity and the human condition; tragicomedy and absurdity curated by
Clarissa Corfe. You can find out about the exhibitions, performances and events which took place as part of the programme here.
Browse the exhibitions that took place at the Harris during 2010.
- Exhibitions 2009
Browse the exhibitions that took place at the Harris during 2006.
Browse exhibitions on show at the Harris during 2016.