Beautiful and Brutal – 50 years in the life of Preston Bus Station

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The exhibition Beautiful and Brutal – 50 years in the life of Preston Bus Station featured existing work alongside new commissions by contemporary artists LOW PROFILE , Keith Harrison and Anna Raczynski, revealing aspects of the architecture both on site at the bus station and in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. LOW PROFILE explored the role of people in the building’s identity through a large-scale artwork. Keith Harrison, known for his sculptural and audio work, 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 included films, talks, tours and workshops to contextualise the social architecture of the building and its role in the city.

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Watch a short film of the exhibition

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