Exhibitions 2011

Exhibitions 2011

Browse the exhibitions that took place at the Harris during 2011.

Harris Open 2011

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Our annual celebration of local creative talent. We invited Preston-based artists to show painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more, and share their artistic skills with the whole city.

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Matt Wilde: Keep Up

Image from Matt Wilde-Keep Up

Stairway exhibition
23 November 2011 – 4 February 2012

Matt Wilde's paintings explore the day to day demands of modern life.  From queuing, shopping or negotiating public transport, to keeping up with the latest technology, his work reflects the hectic nature of everyday life.

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Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness

Jewels of Aptor III By Shezad Dawood

Exhibition
17 September – 26 November 2011
Piercing Brightness was an exhibition of new work by international artist, Shezad Dawood, which was being premiered at the Harris, before touring internationally.

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Tabitha Moses: Desi Man

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Stairway exhibition
Until 19th November

Tabitha Moses works with fabric, thread and found objects to transform discarded or overlooked materials into objects with greater meaning.

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Andy Greenacre: My Tracy Island

From Andy Greenacre's exhibition, My Tracy Island

Stairway exhibition
20 July – 17 September 2011
Andy Greenacre’s exhibition of photographs and artefacts told the story of his astonishing archive of everyday childhood objects.

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Holidays

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Exhibition
18 June – 3 September
This summer we celebrated the arrival of the holiday season. Whether it’s a visit to the coast, a day out in the country, a trip to the fair or just spending time relaxing at home, how we spend our holiday time is always a source of excitement or anticipation.

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Joe Kennedy: Off-season

Photo from Joe Kennedy's exhibition; Off-season

Stairway exhibition
Until 16 July 2011
Joe Kennedy’s Off-season was a series of photographs following the North West coastline from Morecambe and St. Annes through to Blackpool and Southport.

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Current: an experiment in collecting digital art

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Exhibition
26 March – 4 June 2011

An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly.

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Horrockses - Behind the Looms

Image of mill workers from Horrockses-behind the looms exhibition

Exhibition
Until late spring 2011
Our famous mill model of the huge Horrockses Yard Works complex was back in the Story of Preston gallery (gallery now transformed into Discover Preston) as the centrepiece of a new exhibition.

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Autobiographical Terrains

Image from Autobiographical Terrains, Lisa Wigham

Stairway exhibition
2 March – 14 May 2011
Lisa Wigham’s exhibition included etchings and artists’ books.

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Embellished: The Art of Fabulous Fabrics

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Exhibition
Until 23 April 2011

Embellished invited visitors to take a closer look at textile patterns and techniques in our Textile & Costume Gallery exhibition.

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Hung Parliament

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Stairway exhibition
2 December 2010 – 26 February 2011
North West artists Tenneson & Dale created a site-specific installation for the Harris Stairway. Hung Parliament was a continuation of Tenneson & Dale's ongoing artwork, Order Order, which explored the link between the Houses of Parliament, the Minimalist art movement and various forms of public information signage.

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Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Post-War Fabrics and Furniture

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15 January – 5 March 2011
Producing big, bold textiles in eye-popping colours, Hull Traders was a post-war design company based in Lancashire, which specialised in pop-tastic fabrics and furniture. Shirley Craven was the company’s leading designer and her abstract designs captured the exuberance of the swinging sixties.

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