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Lost earrings artwork coming to the Harris

Posted on - 27th July, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Lauren Sagar is the artist behind the Chandelier Pic: Geoff Brokate
Lauren Sagar is the artist behind the Chandelier Pic: Geoff Brokate

An artwork with a difference is due to go on display at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

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Thousands of lost earrings make up the work by artist Lauren Sagar.

The Chandelier of Lost Earrings will stand in the Harris from Saturday 3 August to Sunday 27 October as paert of a national tour.

Staff at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester gave lone earrings from a lost pair they owned.

Some of the stories behind the earrings had emotional resonance or significance to them.

More than 3,000 earrings were handed in for the project.

Lauren said: “I am so pleased that the Chandelier of Lost Earrings is being shown at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Ever since starting my MA at UCLan I have enjoyed visiting this stunning building. I especially love the collection of glass; my first love as an artist was working with glass.

“I think having the sculpture in the library is very apt as the piece tells so many stories of many lives, and represents an historical collection of earrings. Sharon and I always enjoy seeing how the Chandelier looks in a brand new environment.”

The Chandelier is quite a sight to behold! Geoff Brokate
The Chandelier is quite a sight to behold! Geoff Brokate

Alongside the earrings will be stories about the lost earrings as well as Lauren’s account of creating the sculpture.

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Deputy head of culture at Preston City Council, Tim Joel, said: “This beautiful piece will be seen by thousands of visitors to the Harris. We are proud the Harris in Preston continues to build on its reputation as one of the leading contemporary art venues in the region showing artists works of this calibre. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it.”

The sculpture is free to go and see.

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