Exhibitions 2013

Harris Open Exhibition

Harris Open exhibition

Exhibition
19 January – 9 February 2013

It's time again for our annual celebration of local creative talent. We're inviting Preston-based artists to show painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more. Many items are for sale and make unique presents.

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Dressing Up for the Guild

Dress worn at Guild balls

Exhibition
18 August 2012 – 23 February 2013


Find out how the people of Preston have dressed up to celebrate Preston Guild over the last 200 years in this
unique exhibition based on highlights from the Harris’ historic costume collection.

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Masterstrokes: Great Paintings from York Gallery

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Exhibition
7 September - 30 November

Masterstrokes brings you the only chance to see some of York Art Gallery's finest paintings on this side of the Pennines.

The exhibition features work from the past 600 years, from
15th century Italian art to works by David Hockney and LS Lowry.

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Harris Open Exhibition 2013

Harris Open exhibition

Exhibition
14 December - 25 January 2014

It's time again for our annual celebration of local creative talent. There are 373 works of art on display from Preston-based artists.
See oil paintings, watercolours, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more.

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Stitches in Time

Detail from An Evocation of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston J Radcliff

Exhibition
8 March - 9 November

Extended to November by popular demand!
Explore the art of quilting and how it has been used for practical, decorative and campaigning purposes.

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Simon Plum: Down the Garden Path

Simon Plum-Owl and Pig 2012, etching

Stairway exhibition
6 February - 14 April

Simon Plum is an artist, born in Preston and working in the North-West of England, who specializes in painting, drawing and printmaking.
Through an on-going series of narrative-based artworks, personal fables are explored by the artist, with a mixture of quirky perspectives, sardonic humour, and a highly detailed yet subtle drawing style.

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The Soldier's Song

Soldier's Song. Image Gavin Parry

Installation
12-20 April
11am-4.30pm each day
Step inside the booth in the Harris cafe and sing a karaoke duet with a soldier.

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Impressit: The art of printmaking

Anne Desmet,'Olympic Shadows' woodenraving on paper (2009)

Exhibition
23 February - 27 April

Curated by staff from UCLan, Impressit celebrates the wide variety of printmaking happening today. As well as featuring internationally-respected printmakers and local artists, the exhibition explores the process of printmaking demonstrating a wide variety of innovative ways of creating prints.

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The Cotton Exchange Project

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Cafe exhibition
Nov 2012 - Summer 2013

A taste of the 2012 Cotton Exchange Project between Gujarat, India and NW England, curated by young professional and Co-producer Katherine Wynn.

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Alison Tootell & Gary Wiggins

Alison Tootell: Huncoat Power Station Internal No.3

Stairway exhibition
17 April - 29 June

Recent UCLan graduates, Alison Tootell and Gary Wiggins explore themes of urban culture and degeneration through meticulous pencil drawings.

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Volatile Light

IOU Volatile Light

Installation
20 July - 26 August

An unmissable FREE light and sound experience for all the family!

Step out of the summer sunshine and into a different world. Experience an all-enveloping combination of light and sound with you at the centre of a miniature, wrap-around universe of moving lights and sounds.

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Workplace: Six films about life in the modern workplace

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Exhibition
11 May - 6 July

From school to adulthood, we spend a huge amount of our lives in the workplace. In it, life-long friendships and romances are formed; it provides the arena in which power games and gender politics are played out at a macro and micro level; it is the setting for innovation and life-changing research as well as mind-numbing repetition and boredom.

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