Exhibitions 2017

Brick Dinos

Brick Dino model

15 July – 17 September 2017

Step back in time with Brick Dinos!  Enter the Jurassic Period and meet the dinosaurs, each one masterfully built in miniature using LEGO® bricks and using the latest knowledge about how they would have looked.

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ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed

Martin Creed Work No. 203: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT 1999; Photo Simon Critchley

27 January - 3 June 2017

Martin Creed is one of the most influential and exciting British artists today, who uses sculpture, neon, painting, video and performance. Awarded the Turner Prize in 2001, he was also chosen to welcome the 2012 London Olympics with a UK-wide bell-ringing performance, from Big Ben to bicycle bells.


The exhibition includes Work No. 203: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (1999) on the front of the Grade 1 listed Harris building.


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The Birley Residency Open Day

Birley Studio artists on the roof of the Harris building

Saturday 1 April 2017
10.00am - 5.00pm

Special Event with Preston-based professional artists

Drop into the Harris Museum to meet artists from The Birley artist studios in Preston and talk to them about their work.  There will be peformances by Martin Hamblen, Tao Lashley-Burnley and Rachel Pursglove and a talk by Benedict Rutherford.  New video work by Mat Birchall will be on display all day and you can take part in artist's boardgames by Steph Fletcher.

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Maeve Rendle - I Remember All

Maeve Rendle, I Remember All

Wednesday 5 April 2017
7.00 - 7.20pm

A spectacular free film and performance work by
Maeve Rendle

Maeve Rendle takes fragments of a monologue from Chekhov's play
The Seagull to create a new, looping script that resonates powerfully with the present.  This is a unique chance to experience this brand new work in the museum's breathtaking atrium.

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Acid Brass

Jeremy Deller Acid Brass, 1997 The Fairey Band at Manchester Airport Courtesy the Artist Photo: Jeremy Deller

A free Acid House Brass Band gig for Preston
Featuring the Fairey Brass Band
(with warm-up DJ Dave Haslam)

Friday 28 April 2017

Acid Brass visits Preston for a special one-off performance of
Acid House classics.

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