18 August 2015

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Indecent Art: Margaret Harrison’s Iconic Feminist Practice Exhibited At MIMA

It has been forty years since her brush with the law, now the humorous, immensely skilled and often rebellious Margaret Harrison, is preparing to exhibit at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima.) Harrison’s exhibition of sexually-charged works at Motif Editions Gallery, London in 1971, was branded ‘indecent’ by the police and shut down after one day. Harrison has […]

10 August 2013

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The Resurgence Of Older Women In Contemporary Art

In a talk given in Berlin in 2012 entitled Is the Old New? or is the New Old? the British feminist artist Margaret Harrison began with the words: ‘I’m probably the oldest emerging artist you’ll ever meet. We seem to be a little bit in fashion recently.’ Ms Harrison was speaking about the crop of […]

23 May 2013

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Margaret Harrison Awarded Northern Art Prize For 2013

The winner of this year’s Northern Art Prize is Margaret Harrison. She also takes the People’s Choice Prize and is only the second person in the event’s history to win both. The winner was chosen from a shortlist of four:  Margaret Harrison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Emily Speed, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan. Ms Harrison received £16,500 […]

23 May 2013

Margaret Harrison: At The Forefront Of Feminist Art Practice

The stout, lumpy figure of Ena Sharples stands at the corner of a functional looking balcony staring out over the rooftops of an anonymous urban landscape. A mishmash of red brick terraced streets fades into obscurity behind her. She slumps heavily over the railings wearing an unflattering Ulster coat and an expression of discontent. It’s […]