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Martin Creed: Words and Music
Tue 25 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Coinciding with his ARTIST ROOMS exhibition at the Harris Museum and with the support of Derelict, artist and musician Martin Creed comes to Preston for an evening of words and music. 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
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
‘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
Further information on the exhibiton ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed
Image credit: Hugo Glendinning