Creed is one of the most influential and exciting artists today and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2001. He was also chosen to welcome the 2012 London Olympics with a UK-wide bell-ringing performance which encompassed Big Ben to bicycle bells.
His exhibition at the Harris Museum features an eclectic range of Creed’s sculpture, neon, painting, video and performance, including one of his most recognisable neon Work No. 203: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (1999) installed on the front of the building overlooking the Market Square.
Start Time: 6.30pm (Pop-up bar included)
Please note venue: Media Factory, Theatre 1, Kirkham Street, Preston PR1 2XY
Tickets: £5. Advance booking essential through Eventbrite
This gig is organised by the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library as part of the ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed exhibition (27 Jan – 3 June 2017) in association with Derelict, University of Central Lancashire
NB: This event may include strong language
‘A burst of pure delight….a deceptively serious collection of hooks that snag the imagination long after it’s gone.’ — David Quantick, Q Magazine
‘The tunes are catchy, punk-folk-minimalist amalgams that parody pop music by increasing the simplicity and repetitiveness of much of it, and use and abuse language brilliantly.’ — Roberta Smith, The New York Times, USA
'His unmistakable voice and deceptively simple lyrics reflect the intensity of subject matter.’ — Karen Wright, The Independent, UK
‘Creed managed to bring to the audience the curious, personal sense of awe that accompanies all of his work.’ — Ross Devlin, The Student Newspaper, UK
This event / exhibition is part of the Harris Museum's Dance First, Think Later Contemporary Art Programme curated by Clarissa Corfe and supported by Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council & Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.
Further information on the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed