The Artful Line opens in Preston

Visitors looking at the Artful Line exhibition

On Friday we were thrilled to open our new exhibition in collaboration with the Harris in Preston. The Artful Line: Drawings from the Harris and the Courtauld is a celebration of drawing in all its forms, exploring how and why we draw. As well as previously unseen drawings from the Harris collections, the show features four loans from the Courtauld collection and three new pieces commissioned from local artists who take inspiration from the local industrial heritage of Courtauld textiles.

There is also the opportunity for visitors to have a go at different drawing techniques, and even have their own work shown on a screen in the exhibition. The exhibition runs until May and will have special events throughout that time, for example workshops with local artists, talks and tours with curators and drop in activities for families at half term.

The exhibition coincides with the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Courtaulds factory at Red Scar, this was commemorated in the exhibition on Sunday with an open day for former employees to see the drawings and share their memories of working for the company.

Find out more about the exhibition and events on the website: http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions

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