See these two guys making their way around Preston

Posted on - 21st January, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Dwellers of Preston Bus Station make it to the roof

Dwellers of Preston Bus Station make it to the roof

These two prehistoric creatures are part of a new film using Preston Bus Station as its backdrop.


Nothing Happens, Twice is a video art project from award-winning artist Nathaniel Mellors.

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With a £40,000 grant from the Contemporary Art Society and help from the Harris Museum and Art Gallery he’s put together a film shot around the city which asks – what if neanderthals were living in the grade II listed building?

Nathaniel Mellors said: “The Contemporary Art Society Annual Award is a great commission because it allows you to make something completely new.

“For me this is a unique opportunity to consolidate recent developments in my work and pull out some deeper weirdness, both with my amazing collaborators and through the extraordinary locations in and around Preston.”


The film is due to premiere at the Harris on Friday 5 February before it forms part of a new exhibition.

Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure services, said: “Winning the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award was a great moment for Preston and we are delighted to be showing Nathaniel’s new commission as part of a wider exhibition featuring both established international artists and emerging local talent.

“The exhibition, and the award, will help to cement Preston’s growing reputation as a centre for high quality cultural activity.”

The premiere takes place on 5 February from 6pm and is free to attend, before the exhibition begins on Saturday 6 February.

Will you be going to see the film? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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