Veteran artist with her eyes on 2013 Northern Art Prize

SHORTLISTED: Artist Margaret Harrison. PIC: David Lindsay

SHORTLISTED: Artist Margaret Harrison. PIC: David Lindsay

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Margaret Harrison is the oldest person ever to be shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize. Chris Bond talks to the Wakefield-born artist.

ON the face of it Margaret Harrison doesn’t strike you as a controversial artist.

Polite and mild-mannered, it’s hard to believe this softly-spoken grandmother once had an exhibition shut down by police on the grounds of indecency. But the Wakefield-born artist isn’t easily pigeon-holed having forged her creative spirit in the fires of the feminist movement and the avant-garde art scene that emerged during the 1960s.

 

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