Harris Art Gallery aiming to tempt live artist to fall 120-feet

Posted on - 24th January, 2014 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre
Amy Sharrocks making a splash

Amy Sharrocks making a splash

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is competing against galleries across the UK for an exclusive exhibition.


Museum curators want to bring Amy Sharrocks to take part in a 120-foot high fall from the top of the building.

Sharrocks is a live artist and sculptor who is interested in putting on an exhibition to do with falling.

Kidderminster, Swansea and Oldham are also trying to tempt Amy to visit them – but only one can win.

A spokeswoman for the Harris said: “Amy is particularly interested in images of falling and the Harris’ plan is to experiment with falling from the museum’s 120 foot high central hall or from a temporary staircase leading from street level to the first floor of the museum – all aided by a 007 stuntman!

“If the museum wins, the event will take place between Thursday 15 and Saturday 17 May 2014, and will be free of charge.”

You can vote for the Harris at the Culture 24 website. All votes must be cast by 8pm on Tuesday 28 January.

Preston in pictures Keep the Pavement DryLily in full bloomStreetSessions HouseThe old & the restoredEmpty buildingThe BluebellHistorical building View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.