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Open exhibition ‘Preston on a Postcard’ comes to the windows of The Larder

Posted on - 5th December, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Larder Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall
The Larder Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall

New open exhibition ‘Preston on a Postcard’ is showing in the windows of The Larder in the city centre.

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The aim is to enable anyone to submit their images of Preston at a low cost, making exhibiting available to as many people as possible.

While submissions to the exhibition are still open, contributions so far come from local photographers including Fran Atkinson.

Fran said: “I feel privileged to be able to showcase my pet and wedding photography at The Larder. It has given myself and local creatives a fabulous opportunity to celebrate all things about Preston.”

Also on display will be photos from Lisa Brown, Sky Eye, Martin Saunders, Jack Harkins, John Robertson, Chris Darley, Daniel Sharples, David Robinson, Mark Roberts, Anthony Padgett, Fran Atkinson, Tony Worrall, Paul Melling and Victoria Dyer.

Avenham Colonnade Pic: Lisa Brown
This atmospheric shot of Avenham Colonnade features in the exhibition Pic: Lisa Brown

Alongside each exhibitor’s images is a short biography and contact details should anyone wish to enquire about purchasing work.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Larder in Lancaster Road had a schedule of rolling four-week exhibitions for the whole of 2020 and into 2021.

Preston Bus Station Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography
This shot of Preston Bus Station captured by drone is in the exhibition Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography

Victoria Dyer from The Larder said: “As the cafe is currently not open, we decided to stage exhibitions in the windows.

“This keeps art available to people passing by, and provides local artists and photographers with an opportunity to exhibit during these difficult times.

“Conditions in the window can be a bit tricky what with direct sunlight and condensation, so displaying original and valuable artwork is not really going to happen. Photographic prints and prints of original artwork work very well in these conditions, especially if they are laminated.”



This is the fourth window exhibition at The Larder.

The Cold War Steve International Exhibition of the People courtesy of Garry Cook was followed by local photographer John Robertson’s Marginal Images, and then Preston Black History Group for Black History Month.

Read more: Black History Month: What it is, what’s on, and what it means to one Preston woman

Last month the windows were filled with site specific art created for The Larder by internationally-renowned local artist Anthony Padgett.

Submissions to the Preston on a Postcard exhibition of up to ten 4-inch x 6-inch sized images can still be made.

The Preston on a Postcard exhibition at The Larder
The Preston on a Postcard exhibition is on at The Larder during December

For further details, contact Victoria at knittingcafeatthelarder@hotmail.com or send a message via the Art at The Larder Facebook page.

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Will you be submitting images or going to see the exhibition? Let us know in the comments.

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