Street’s of Change and Preston Street Style are the names of two of the autumn exhibitions at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston.
Both exhibitions were officially opened at 5pm on Wednesday 11th October and on the same day at 6pm leading expert on Horrocks Fashions, Dr Christine Boydell, gave a talk.
Before the talk the speaker and guests joined the curator for a walk around the Preston Street Style exhibition which includes some Horrocks dresses. It relates to who wore what where and when through time in Preston. The Harris does good textile exhibitions and has a big collection.
Meanwhile refreshments were being served and the curators were on hand to answer queries about the Streets of Change Exhibition which features the Beattie paintings of Victorian Preston and some new works. As well as a memories board and colouring area. I particularly liked the Old Preston/New Preston map overlay using tracing paper. There’s also an app that does a selfie over a Beattie scene.
Streets of Change: Olivia Keith, Savick Brook, ink and pastel on an Ordnance Survey map backing.
There was a good turn out and it gave an opportunity to view the new cafe on the ground floor which closes at 5pm before the event.