Harris exhibition ‘Imagine a World’ explores the images around us

Posted on - 3rd January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Creator of ‘Imagine a world,’ Tina Dempsey

An exciting art exhibit, ‘Imagine a world,’ is running at the Harris Museum.


The large-scale exhibition was created by local North West artist, Tina Dempsey and aims to challenge visitors to think about their daily lives and if they are doing anything to improve them.

The concept of the exhibition came from the inspiration from the images that are around us on TV, in magazines, newspapers and on our phones and on the street. These images have a positive or negative impact on our well being.

Visitors to ‘Imagine a World’ will see bright, bold paintings and wooden sculptures which are all about creating a new landscape in which colours, pattens and shapes create excitement and joy.

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Creator of ‘Imagine a world,’ Tina Dempsey, said: “I am incredibly excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to make and present my largest collection of new works to date throughout the Harris.

“Having such a space to exhibit has been fundamental for me to create new work of scale and explore ways that my work can reach new audiences and positively impact people’s lives.”

Tim Joel, Deputy Head of Culture at Preston City Council, said: “We are delighted to have Tina’s colourful contemporary artworks on display.

“We look forward to supporting her work with art students from her own former place of study the University of Central Lancashire and to other artist and performer collaborations planned.

“The exhibition tests the Harris’ approach to contemporary art and contributes towards our planning for the #HarrisYourPlace capital project.”

The exhibition runs until March 15 2020, with the exhibit open from 5.30pm till 7.30pm. It is free to visit.

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Have you visited the exhibit or are planning on going? Let us know in the comments.

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