Exhibitions

Deauville, by Eugène Boudin: Preston's Courtauld Connection

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Special Display
10 February – 20 May 2018

We asked people who work at Red Scar Business Park to choose a painting from The Courtauld Gallery’s world famous collection of French Impressionist paintings to go on display at the Harris. They chose ...

Eugène Boudin’s sunny view of Deauville, painted in 1893, of a fashionable seaside resort in Normandy favoured by Parisian holiday makers since the 19th century.  It is shown alongside archive photographs, objects and film to highlight the history of the Preston Courtauld factory and the Red Scar site.  Visitors will also be able to listen to former employees talking about what it was like to work at the factory in the 1960s and 70s.

We are working in partnership with The Courtauld Gallery in London and local communities to explore the history of Courtaulds textile factory in Preston.

Courtaulds Ltd - now Red Scar Business Park in Ribbleton - made rayon fibre and employed thousands of people from 1939 until its closure and demolition in the early 1980s.

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Image: Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), Deauville, 1893,
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


Did you or a family member work at Courtaulds?
Do you work at Red Scar?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us explore the rich history of Courtaulds textile factory and Red Scar Business Park. For more information and to find out how to get involved call us on 01772 905409 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Are you inspired by the painting?

In association with Northern Life magazine, we are asking people who enjoy writing poetry and are inspired by the French Impressionist painting, and its theme of 'a day on the beach,' to contribute poetry to go on display in the exhibition. Poems will be selected to be included in a poetry book in the gallery for visitors to read.

We welcome poetry submissions throughout the exhibition run for the exhibition poetry book. Submit your poem by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject 'Deauville Poem' or post to the Deauville Poem, Harris Museum Office, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP.

Or why not call into the exhibition? See this beautiful picture on display and post your completed poem into the gallery box with your contact details. Both the exhibition and poetry selection are FREE to enter.

Read poet Lorna Smithers blog on the Preston-London Courtaulds Connection and how a visit to view the painting inspired her beautiful poem The Endless Skies


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