Exhibitions 2016

Harris Open Exhibition 2016

Harris Open exhibition

26 November 2016 – 7 January 2017

The Harris Open is a fresh and vibrant annual exhibition that gives the people of Preston a chance to shine! Artists from all backgrounds and all levels of experience, including professional, are invited to submit one or two of their most recent works to go on display, with children welcome to take part too.


Share your artistic skills with the whole city!

All works entered will go on display and many items will be on sale; a unique opportunity to pick up a very special gift for friends and family. This year the Harris is particularly keen to see artists using a wider range of 'art mediums' to fully showcase the city's creative talents. From sculpture to paint, 3D work to ceramics, embroidery to photography and film - anything goes! This year we are asking for voluntary donations to our charity, the Friends of the Harris (Reg. Charity 503726), who support a wide range of the Harris' work including helping local artists. To find out more about the Friends, go to www.thebiggive.org.uk and search for 'Friends of the Harris' .

Winners announced:

1st Stephen Carter (aka Chunky) "Preston, Our City Your City - 341
2nd Norman Long "Another day at the circus" - 146
3rd David Harrison Scott "Blackpool Central Pier"  - 199

Under 16"s
1st Jakub Rembacz "Yin Yang" - 388
2nd Seth Nisbet "Cretaceous Montana"  - 275
3rd Bridget Clayton Smith 'Fallen" -


Collection of work:

Sunday 8 January 2017, 11.30am - 3.30pm
Monday 9 January 2017, 11am - 4pm

ID must be provided before your artwork is released for collection.

All uncollected work will be disposed of.


HOE Entry Form 16-1

Download your entry form here

Artwork Collection: Top floor galleries

Please collect your work on Sunday 8 January 2017 (11am - 3.30pm)
All uncollected work will be disposed of


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