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.