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Subplots to a city

Date uploaded: August 29, 2012

Subplots to a city

Subplots to a city brings together four temporary public artworks by artists with a connection to Preston: David Henckel, Iain Broadley, Lisa Wigham, and Jeni McConnell and Hannah Elizabeth Allan, who work together as Collaborative Space.

Using Preston as a starting point, the artists have developed multilayered projects, which tell new stories about the city and reveal it as a portal to other people, times and places. The artworks have been commissioned by In Certain Places to coincide with Preston Guild 2012.  They include a performance inspired by the Gates of Paradise in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery; an alternative ‘sub-culture’ presence within two of the Preston Guild processions; a quiet intervention in Preston’s railway station waiting room; and the creation of a new beer to celebrate the Transit of Venus.

The projects will be launched at a series of free public events during the Guild week:

Saturday 1st September
The Transit of Venus by David Henckel
11am – 4pm, Tasting event – Square Food Festival, Winckley Square (also Sunday 2nd September, 11am - 4pm).
5pm – 8pm, Craft brewing competition – The Continental, South Meadow Lane.

Friday 7th September
11am - 2.30pm
The Black Parade by Iain Broadley
Community Procession, Preston City Centre.

Friday 7th September
5 - 7pm
The Gates of Paradise by Collaborative Space
Private view and performance (performance begins at 6pm) - Rotunda Café, Harris Museum & Art Gallery.
(A sound piece will be played at 2pm each day from Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th September, in the Rotunda Café).

Saturday 8th September
3 - 4pm
The Waiting Room by Lisa Wigham
Preston Railway Station
Platform 3/4
(The installation will be in the waiting room from 1st September – 1st October).

Saturday 8th September
8pm - 10.30pm
The Black Parade by Iain Broadley
Torchlight Procession, Preston City Centre.

Click here for a map of events. Visit www.incertainplaces.org for more information.

Visit incertainplaces.org/artworks/five-artists-selected-for-new-temporary-public-art-commissions

'The Gates of Paradise' by Collaborative Space

'The Gates of Paradise' by Collaborative Space