Harris museum opens its galleries to local artists

December marks another chapter in the Harris Museum’s Harris Open exhibition, an annual exhibit which allows local artists a chance to showcase their work. The exhibition runs all throughout December and as well as giving local artists a platform it also allows them to put their work in the shop window as the works of art can be purchased from the Harris Museum.

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The subject range of paintings is eclectic with there being paintings of everyone and everything from Keith Richards, Phil Collins and Jack Nicholson to Preston bus station, Market street chippy and the Harris museum itself. There are also several interesting sculptures such the chair and person wrapped in black and yellow tape or the spider made of wire or the minute version of Michael Jackson.

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The standard of the artwork is high for amateur artists with some of the works being valued as high as two thousand pounds. The timing of the exhibit just before Christmas is crucial as well because the exhibition allows local artists to make money from their work whilst giving buyers a chance to buy a work of art as a present for a loved one.


The Harris Open exhibition runs until 31st December on the Harris museum second floor and like the majority of their exhibits admission is free. Why not get down there before the end of the month to see what artists in our region have created over the past 12 months and maybe even pick up a bargain piece of art to give a loved one for Christmas?


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