Exhibitions 2014

Harris Open Exhibition

Harris Open exhibition

Exhibition
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.

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Ceramics in Progress

Ceramic by UCLan student

Cafe display
Until September 2014

See work by the next generation of artists. On display in the Museum Cafe is work by current students on the Contemporary Craft and Masters in Ceramics courses at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). 

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Marian Clayden: A Dyer's Journey Through Art and Fashion

Items from Marian Clayden exhibition

Exhibition
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.

 

 

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Making Waves: Art Inspired by the Sea

After a Gale by William T. Richards

Exhibition
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.

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Faye Spencer: Monstrous Body of Perpetual Research

Shoe by Faye Spencer

Stairway Exhibition
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.

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70 Years of Pauline at the Harris

Sir James Gunn, Pauline in the Yellow Dress 1944

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.

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Matt Davies: Movies in 3D

Matt Davies - Movies in 3D

Stairway exhibition
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.

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ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman, VIOLINS, VIOLENCE, SILENCE 1981-2

Exhibition
15 February - 24 May 2014

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Bruce Nauman, one of the most influential artists of our time.

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Two of a Kind: Celebrating the Potter's Art

Objects from Two of a Kind ceramics display

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.

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Preston Women: Then, Now and Beyond

Spotlight On Display

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.

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Discover Preston Changing Display Case
9 October - 23 February 2014

This new display brings together for the first time the City of Preston Philatelic Society and Harris collections to explore the history of Preston postal service.

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Please note our fine art galleries will be closed on Sunday 11 June from 1.30 - 3.30pm for a Friends of the Harris event

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