A visual Arts Exhibition hosted at both the Harris Museum and the Pavilion at Avenham Park for the duration of the festival 21 – 30 June.
‘4041, Memories yet to be made’ is an ode to the balance of life, peace, and the essence of happiness in the small things we encounter in our lives. A solid sculpture created from a collection of items that used to belong to local residents, projected onto with local sceneries.
An exploration of movement, looking at lost moments and the traces we absentmindedly leave behind. Beth Wise forms her pieces by use of a photocopier to create layered and highly detailed ‘paintings.’
VERY WELL is a moving-image piece, durational in run-time, showing how a local park has come alive again through Spring. From the new blossom on the Hawthorn bushes, crab apple and cherry trees, to the swathes of dandelions, the environment is stirring.
An environmental sculpture through which visitors can walk. Viewers may be able to observe nodes in constellations or seeds suspended in flesh, depending on their point of view.
An abstract ‘triptych’ painting based around source material & photography taken of various urban elements and walls in and around Preston. The paintings are an ongoing signature style, exploring an abstracted view of the artist’s own environment.
The artist will be creating map-inspired artwork for the exhibition at the Harris Museum.
A 3D piece of artwork using a grandfather clock and symbolic materials to represent Preston, its history and people. The artist has taken to social media to ask local residents to influence the decisions made when considering elements to be incorporated.
A series of three highly detailed acrylic paintings depicting some of the great architecture of Preston, including Primrose Mill, The Miller Arcade and The Harris Museum.
'Face of Preston' project celebrates that diversity through photography – with these two-metre high face portraits displayed outdoors on the street. The images were taken by photographer Garry Cook. Through an open call-out, Cook photographed dozens of Preston people at various locations across the city. Although it is impossible to capture the diversity of the city in four images, these graphically detailed face portraits have been reproduced and installed here in order to grab your attention – to make you stop and stare, hopefully make you smile and ultimately feel proud of the people who bring this city to life.