It’s Time Proud Preston
It’s Time Proud Preston was commissioned for the Awakens Exhibition at The Harris. It then went on to be exhibited at Lancashire Archives (September 2021 – January 2022) until it found it’s forever home at Lancashire Conservation Studios, now part of Lancashire Museum Service’s permanent collection.
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.