Hard Times is a large scale solo exhibition at the Harris Museum and Gallery in Preston, Lancashire running from March until June 2018. It includes the large installation entitled A Fashionable Marriage, a multi-media reworking of Hogarth’s painting which was the heart of the Turner Prize show at Feren’s Gallery in Hull and was previously shown at Tate Liverpool.
Also included is Bone To The China: Success to the Africa Trade from the British Council collection, along with work from Inside the Invisible, seen for the first time in the UK. Selected work from Feast Wagons, previously only seen at the Tetley Gallery in Leeds and at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston, is also included along with three works from the Harris’ collection, including Hannibal’s Sister. Selected artworks from other female artists curated by Lubaina for display on the walls of the Staircase.
Hard Times was selected as the title in reference to the novel by Charles Dickens, inspired by his visit to Preston in 1853 during the workers’ Lock-out.
Alongside the exhibition is an extensive program of events including talks, workshops and mini exhibitions featuring many other artists with whom Lubaina has worked. Further information with dates and times can be found at http://intoabettershape.com. More information at http://harrismuseum.org.uk