Events

Himid Drowned web

Selected artists, currently working in the city, and an advisory group from our community, have created a programme of events to coincide with LUBAINA HIMID: HARD TIMES

All events are FREE to attend with more events to be confirmed.


Drowned Orchard Secret Boatyard: Tools, Box, Basket, Hairstyles (2014). Installation view. Hard Times Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Denise Swanson FBIPP

Before Sound

24-meter print suspended in the atrium

Special Display
17 April to 3 May

See this 24-meter print suspended inside the atrium. Before Sound screen print utilises Planck Time, the shortest objective period of time to conceptualise music as it exists without sound.  Josh Horsley produced in collaboration with Magda Stawarska-Beavan.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: Before Sound

Women's Collection Exhibition

A collection of paintings by women artists

March - May


Lubaina Himid and fellow artist Rebecca Chesney have curated an exhibition on the first to second floor stairway of the Harris of work created by women from the Harris collection, including Laura Knight, Maud Sulter, Hilda Carline and Patti Mayor.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: Women's Collection Exhibition

Art Zoo

Art Zoo logo

Saturday 26 May
10.00am - 4.00pm

Art Zoo breaks down the barriers between artists and audiences.

Part performance, part installation, and part living sculpture Art Zoo is an absurdist event that will give visitors to the Harris a glimpse into an exciting and vibrant world.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: Art Zoo

Art, People and Protest

Lubaina Himid. Drowned Orchard Secret Boatyard: Tools, Box, Basket, Hairstyles (2014). Installation view. Hard Times, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Denise Swanson FBIPP

Wednesday 30 May 2018
6.00 - 8.00pm

Join artist Chantal Oakes to explore how you can use art and culture to make your ideas more powerful.

Everyone welcome. 

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: Art, People and Protest

Stop. Notice. Create

Friday 1 June
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Join mindful arts organisation The Owl and the Coconut to Stop. Notice. Create. Adding a creative mindful pause to your day.

Aimed at adults.  All Welcome.   Free.   Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: Stop. Notice. Create

People Are Poetry

Saturday 2 June
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Join Chanje Kunda for a creative writing workshop as a celebration of the self.

We are all marvellous.
Little bodies, big bodies, everybody.
People are poetry.

Cost? Free. Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Read more: People Are Poetry

Friends 2017 RGB

VAQAS Logo 2017