It’s Time Proud Preston
It’s Time Proud Preston was commissioned for the Awakens Exhibition at The Harris. It has been on display since the 21st June and will be until 1st September 2021. It will then go onto be on exhibit at the Lancashire Archives. The final home for this piece is yet to be determined. If interested, please contact Kate.
The artwork represents Preston, it’s history and a time of awakening. It is covered in Preston map, historic buildings/locations to represent stability within Preston’s community as one moves through an ever-changing world. The steering wheel represents steering into the future, the Docks and the River Ribble. 1179 is the year Preston received its first charter and became a market town. The shuttles, bobbins and cogs symbolise textiles and industry. Preston has produced wool/cotton/ textiles since the mid 13th century. Finally, a mirror set within the shuttle allows one to see themselves within the Preston story as people are at the heart of Preston. The back is covered in map with Frenchwood Mill and dressmaking sewing patterns.