For Young People

Sparks drawingWe offer three great opportunities for young people to get involved -
Young Harris for those aged 12-16, Sparks for 16-19 year olds and Harris Transformers for 14-21 year olds. You can find out about recent and forthcoming events here. Don't forget to also see what's happening in our Makerspace which offers actvities for all ages.


COMICS: Autism Friendly Hour


Monday 20 August

Autism friendly hour will happen outside of normal visiting times when the gallery will be closed to other visitors so you can explore the COMICS exhibition in your own way.

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Egyptian Balcony Tours: Heritage Open Days

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 8 September
The Grade 1 listed Harris is full of intriguing details - with original radiators, mosaic floors and ironwork. Visit the Egyptian balcony with its stunning views from the top of the building - or enjoy a virtual tour of its features.

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Young Harris

Photograph of a windowsill by Heather Mae Lancaster

Aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops or projects. 

All you need to bring with you are fresh ideas!

Find out more and take a look at what we've done already on our blog here or on our Instagram feed.

Photograph by Heather Mae Lancaster


Workshops take place on the 1st Saturday of the Month:

June 2nd

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Still life with fans made by Sparks participants

Sparks is for all you young artists (and wannabee artists!) aged 16-24. It is a flexible programme exploring contemporary art and culture and is your chance to get involved with the Harris behind the scenes and influence the way the Harris does things. Designing workshops, coming up with ideas for projects and future exhibitions, organising events and activities, taking part yourself, selecting professional artists to work alongside, working with Harris staff and generally making a difference! It will look great on your CV and help to widen your social circle. What’s not to like about this?



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Harris Transformers

Photograph of young people at a Transformers meeting

After successfully securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Harris Transformers group is running again with a new group of young people eager to help transform the Harris.

The group will meet at the Harris each week to collaborate and share ideas with curators, historians, artists, digital creators and designers, culminating in an exciting and innovative festival and exhibition, taking place on Sunday 8 July.

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What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited. 

To find out more and book your place here



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