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Preston Bus Station Exhibition - The Harris - 9am -5pm -21/9/19 - 24/11/19

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~Towards the end of the 1960s, the UK had become familiar with the chic and vintage look of the appearance of buses as they travelled to a from places.

Back then the now established city Preston was just a mere town and it’s population was less  in comparison to now. But 1969 was the beginning of an excellent service which has stood the test of time and with further development it remains a prestigious landmark not just for Preston but for the district of Lancashire.

The Preston Bus Station is now in it’s 50th year and organisers at The Harris Museum have helped out to put together an exhibition which reflects it’s 50 year longevity.

Charles Quick artist and co-curator of In Certain Places, is collaborating with the Harris to re-present and reveal Preston Bus Station through the following four ways:-

  1. Archives
  2. Collections
  3. Artists' commissions
  4. Interventions

The aforementioned  will permeate spaces throughout the Harris.

“Beautiful and Brutal Exhibition: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station” will be displayed at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Library from Saturday 21st September - Sunday 24th November 2019. It will be exhibited daily from 9am - 5pm. It is suitable for children aged 8 upwards and it is free to attend.
In addition new contemporary art commissions by Low Profile, Keith Harrison and Anna Raczynski will  reveal aspects of the architecture on site and in the Harris:-

  • Low Profile will explore the role of people in the building's identity through a large-scale artwork.
  •  Keith Harrison, known for his sculptural and audio work, will be creating a performative work at the Preston Bus Station.
  • Anna Raczynski artist and filmmaker will be creating a series of talking head portraits of people associated with Preston Bus Station.

If you’ve lived in Preston since 1969  then this display will have a deeper impact in your life and for the generations to come :-

  • Beautiful and Brutal Exhibition: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station
  • Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston
  • Saturday 21st  September - Sunday  24th November 2019
  • 09:00 – 17:00

^Alex Ashworth