To Preston on Saturday for a visit to the Harris. The Stanley Spencer has returned, and the other paintings have been re-arranged. Some were missing, but there was one that I can’t recall having seen here before – A Musical Clown by Laura Knight, oil on canvas, 1930. There was also an exhibition by Lubaina Himid, which was mildly interesting and visually (to me) underwhelming. I get the points she’s trying to make, and I see why she uses the materials* she does . . . but I don’t find that it works.
The bus station is being redeveloped, and I’m sure it’s had a clean since I last saw it.
* I take that back. I thought the ruffled-lace shirt front of one of the cut-out characters was made from rubber gloves. Not so. Condoms, in fact.