Exhibitions 2006

Exhibitions 2006

The Derek Williams Collection

John Piper

Exhibition
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.

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Anne Charnock

Stairway exhibition
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?

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You'll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference

Richard Long

Exhibition
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.

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Mark Dion: Microcosmographia

Mark Dion Mole

Exhibition
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.

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The Crimean War: Photography and Experience

Entent Cordial

Exhibition
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.

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Preston Photographic Society: Celebrating the First 100 Years

Preston Photographic Society

Exhibition
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.

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A Small Exhibition about Christmas Cards

Mark Wallinger Christmas Card

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.

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Temporal Landscapes: Artists Working with Photography

Temporal Landscapes

Exhibition
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.

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