13 December – 10 January 2015
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.
27 September - 29 November
From dyeing fabrics for costumes and hangings for touring productions of the musical Hair in 1970, to producing an atelier collection of hand-dyed garments and accessories under her own label from 1981-2005, this exhibition showcases Preston-born Marian Clayden’s unique and luxurious designs.
14 June - 6 September
From stormy seas to tranquil sunny bays and busy harbours to shipwrecks, the beauty, drama and ever-changing nature of our seas has long fascinated artists.
Making Waves: Art Inspired by the Sea explores the challenges faced by generations of artists when capturing this transient and unpredictable subject matter on canvas, in watercolour, print, ceramic, and on film. The exhibition also considers our relationship with the sea, its attraction and our vulnerability against its changing moods.
Until 31 May 2014
Faye Spencer was one of the most promising graduates from UCLAN’s Fine Art course in 2013. Her interests are centred around a grotesque, absurd and unwieldy body of multidisciplinary research looking at the construction of nature and culture.
Exhibition - Fine Art Galleries
8 November - 28 February 2015
A rare chance to see the yellow dress worn by Pauline in the famous portrait, plus other paintings of Pauline by her husband, Sir James Gunn that are owned by a private collector.
17 June - 30 August
Matt Davies’ is a Manchester based artist with a growing regional and national reputation. Movies in 3D is his first solo exhibition in a public gallery. Integral to his work is the reliance on existing images distributed through mass media, such as newspapers, online sources and tourist brochures. Collected from tangential research and his immediate surroundings, his paintings examine and interrogate notions of history and memory.
Displayed throughout the museum
12 October - 6 May 2014
Discover unusual pottery pairings of contemporary and traditional ceramics in the cafe and in cases throughout the museum that help you explore the potter's art in more detail.
Discover Preston Display
Until end November 2014
Spotlight On ... Preston Women: Then, Now and Beyond
This new display, created with the Preston Women’s Network, brings together objects provided by different female communities to explore the lives of women in Preston.