Lost earrings on display

2 Sep 2019 12:21
Published by: Daniel Almond


AN award-winning piece of art created from thousands of lost earrings has gone on display in the Harris in Preston.

Artist Lauren Sagar’s ‘The Chandelier of Lost Earrings’ will be on view in the city museum and art gallery until Sunday October 27 as part of a national tour.

Originally conceived through a mass participation project at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, staff gave lone earrings from a lost pair they owned, with some emotional resonance or significance to them. More than 3,000 earrings were gifted to the project.

Lauren said: “I am so pleased that the Chandelier of Lost Earrings is being shown at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

“Ever since starting my MA at UCLan I have enjoyed visiting this stunning building. I especially love the collection of glass; my first love as an artist was working with glass.”

Deputy head of culture at Preston City Council, Tim Joel, said: “We are proud the Harris in Preston continues to build on its reputation as one of the leading contemporary art venues in the region showing artists’ works of this calibre. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it.”


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