8 May - 30 July 2006
Cardiff-based collector, Derek Williams, amassed a remarkable collection of mid-20th century British art. Virtually a roll call of the most significant artists of the time, it was left, on his death in 1984, for display at National Museum Wales.
7 Feb - 2 April 2006
Anne Charnock exhibited a new body of work that brought into the visual world the hesitancy that inhabits our everyday thinking.
Her text works undermine the reverence we pay to the printed word, raising the question:
Does the truth still reside in a finished text or is it mislaid in the process of editing and self-correction?
25 March - 18 June 2006
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery was the opening venue for this major touring show.
You'll Never Know drew together a fascinating collection of works by artists who allowed chance and unpredictability to help create their art, for example, by using low-tech print-making or exposure to fire and weather.
14th Jan - 12 March 2006
American artist Mark Dion poses fascinating questions about the way we view nature and the scientific methods used to represent the natural world.
For this exhibition, the galleries were transformed into an extraordinary cabinet of curiosities including a large scale three dimensional tableau of a beached aquatic animal, a decorative tank of live piranhas and a disarmingly convincing giant mole.
18 Feb - 23 April 2006
Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Crimean War (1854-1856), the first war to be documented by photographers, this exhibition showed original photographs and objects from the Harris Museum and Fulwood Barracks in Preston.
12 Nov 2005 - 6 Feb 2006
This exhibition celebrated the centenary of the Preston Photographic Society, which was founded in 1905 as the Preston Camera Club. The exhibition included photographs by past and present members, including portraits and landscapes, from both private collections and the Harris Museum's photographic collection.
3 Dec 2005 - 15 Jan 2006
When can a Christmas cracker be a Christmas card? Answer: when it was made by leading contemporary artist Mark Wallinger.
10 Sept - 13 Nov 2005
Temporal Landscapes was an exciting exhibition featuring three artists, Sigune Hamann, Dan Holdsworth and Jane Prophet, all of whom use various forms of photography to engage with the landscape and question reality.