Opening Saturday 21st September
Beautiful and Brutal – 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station.
Loved by many, loathed by some…2019 marks the 50th year of Preston Bus Station, an internationally significant piece of architecture built for everyday use by the people of Preston. Charles Quick, of In Certain Places has collaborated with the The Harris to re-present and reveal Preston Bus Station through archives, collections, artists’ commissions and interventions.
Beautiful and Brutal – 50 years in the life of Preston Bus Station features existing work alongside new commissions by contemporary artists LOW PROFILE , Keith Harrison and Anna Raczynski. LOW PROFILE have explored the role of people in the building’s identity through a large-scale artwork. Keith Harrison, known for his sculptural and audio work, has created the performative work Conductor and artist/filmmaker Anna Raczynski a series of video portraits of a diverse group of users.
A complementary events programme at Preston Bus Station and the Harris also includes films, talks, tours and workshops to contextualise the social architecture of the building and its role in the city.
The exhibition runs until 24th November.