The Harris Open is a fresh and vibrant annual exhibition that gives the people of Preston a chance to shine! Artists from all backgrounds and all levels of experience, including professional, are invited to submit one or two of their most recent works to go on display, with children welcome to take part too.

The winning photo from the Preston, Our City, Your City competition and exhibition – won by Stephen Carter – was submitted to The Harris as 7.5ft x 5ft print and was selected to be part of the Harris Open exhibition where over 400 artworks will be on display.


It is with immense pleasure that we can announce that Stephen Carter’s photograph has also won first prize in The Harris Open.


The artwork can be viewed until 7th January 2017.

Winners announced:

1st Stephen Carter (aka Chunky) “Preston, Our City Your City – 341
2nd Norman Long “Another day at the circus” – 146
3rd David Harrison Scott “Blackpool Central Pier”  – 199

Under 16″s
1st Jakub Rembacz “Yin Yang” – 388
2nd Seth Nisbet “Cretaceous Montana”  – 275
3rd Bridget Clayton Smith ‘Fallen”