Category Archives: Art

The Harris: The Renewal

The Friends of the Harris, a registered charity, are working with The Harris to revitalise and do critical repairs to the building and its presentation. They have held several public discussions and learnt what the public want – such as … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Made in Preston | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Harris: The Renewal

Dear Harris

In honour of the hanging at the Harris. Dear Harris,   (abridged) Is your permanence set in stone? On the road to death do you tread? Frequented by the old, neglected by the young, But the young will polish your dreary … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, History, Made in Preston, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Dear Harris

Comics at the Harris

The latest exhibition at the Harris is ‘Comics’.   23rd June to 23rd September 2018.   Three large rooms of comic artwork, much of it original so no photography allowed of single pieces of work.  Who knew that the artist of the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Made in Preston | Comments Off on Comics at the Harris

Iconic Art at the Harris

If you know the Harris, is an icon ‘Hannibal’s Sister’ or ‘Pauline in the Yellow Dress’?  Your choice, but on 28th April we took in a talk by two Sisters from the St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk about creating religious … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Made in Preston, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Iconic Art at the Harris

Courtaulds at the Harris

The Preston Courtaulds factory operated from 1939 to 1981 producing Rayon.  The display at the Harris shows a video of its history along with worker’s stories, maps and a painting from the Courtauld Gallery in London.  The painting was selected … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, History, Made in Preston, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Courtaulds at the Harris

Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Dec to Jan 18

The Preston Open Exhibition for local artists is held at the Harris Art Gallery during December and finishes on the 21st January 2018.  This year’s has a wide selection of creations, some tableaux based on the gallery’s own collection plus … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Made in Preston, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Dec to Jan 18

Preston based artist wins Turner Prize

The prestigious Tate Gallery has awarded its prestigious Turner Award 2017 to Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston. The winning work is described on the Tate website as ‘ Inspired by William Hogarth’s Marriage … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preston based artist wins Turner Prize