Exhibitions 2017

Harris Open Exhibition 2017

Harris Open exhibition

Exhibition
9 December 2017 – 21 January 2018

Don't miss these special events. Artists' Social on Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6pm - 8pm.  Meet fellow creatives for an evening get together. For a free place on one of our discussion groups and to see more information about the evening please book here.   Harris Open Fun Day on Saturday 13 January 2018, 11pm - 4pm. Keep the date free! A fun filled day of arty events for all the family. Free entry, drop in, everyone welcome.

 

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.

The Harris Open is sponsored by The Framing Guru which is offering 10% off picture framing for exhibitors.

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Brick Dinos

Brick Dino model

Exhibition
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

Exhibition
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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Streets of Change: Beattie's Preston & Beyond

Edwin Beattie, Remains of the George Inn, Friagate, 1895

Exhibition
30 September - 26 November 2017

Explore Preston's lost streets and buildings through our collection of Edwin Beattie watercolours and a giant Victorian map. What changes have you witnessed in Preston and what do you think about the city today?

Everybody welcome!

#BeattiePreston

 

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Two Surrealist Masterpieces

Poster for Two Surrealist Masterpieces

Exhibition
16 June - 5 November 2017

René Magritte, (1898 -1967) and Paul Delvaux, (1897 - 1994) are the most celebrated of the Belgian Surrealists. This is a rare chance to see Delvaux's The Call of the Night painted in 1938 and Magritte's Threatening Weather painted in 1929 and now on loan from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

 

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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
7.00-9.00pm

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

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic Displays

BL Image from J.K.Rowlings Harry Potter books Po

Displays in the Community History Library
20 October – 30 December 2017

The Harry Potter: A History of Magic public library displays are inspired by the British Library Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

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Collecting for the future: Does the Harris have the right stuff?

Collecting for the future

Discover Preston display
From 3rd October 2016

The Harris is full of stuff – crammed to the rafters with historical treasures, paintings and pots, costume and curiosities. None of it belongs to us – it belongs to you – and we want you to tell us what you think!

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Lancashire in 70 objects: The Cuerdale Hoard

The Cuerdale Hoard, one of Lancashire in 70 objects

Discover Preston Gallery
Until 30 November 2017

In 1840 a vast hoard of Viking silver was found at Cuerdale near Preston. It was buried more than 1,100 years ago! We're celebrating this remarkable story for Lancashire Life's 70th anniversary project, A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.  

 

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