Lubaina Himid: Hard Times
From slavery to Thatcher to the cotton trade...
Professor Lubaina Himid MBE is a Preston-based artist and winner of the Turner Prize 2017.
Himid has chosen the title 'Hard Times' with reference to Charles Dickens' novel, inspired by his visit to Preston during the workers lock-out of 1853.
At the heart of this exhibition is Himid's 'A Fashionable Marriage'. Visitors can walk through this theatrical setting and its passionate challenge to the hypocrisy of the art world and Eighties society - ideas that are finding a renewed relevance thirty years on.
If you can't wait for the exhibition to begin, you can satisfy your curiosity by dropping in to the Harris' fine art galleries. Here you can admire 'Hannibal's Sister', a permanent part of the museum's collections.
The exhibition will open at The Harris Museum & Art Gallery from 2 March 2018 - 3 June 2018.
For further information visit The Harris Museum - Lubaina Himid.
Map address for the Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.