One Bar Electric Memoir

Acclaimed artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work:

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012018040920190603 (R3)

1. The 1970s and early art influences may have presented themselves after the graffiting of THIN LIZZY on someone's fence. At home there were father's yearnings for the culture of Venice, though the family lived in Naburn, Yorkshire. Which flooded a lot..

1. The 1970s and early art influences may have presented themselves after the graffiting of THIN LIZZY on someone's fence. At home there were father's yearnings for the culture of Venice, though the family lived in Naburn, Yorkshire. Which flooded a lot.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

022018041020190604 (R3)

Acclaimed artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work:

2. The late 1970s and Harland ends up in a class at school below the 'worst' group. This group is called 'Peanuts' and with guidance from his teacher Miss Stow he discovers a passion for art and an early talent for painting. There's also a side-career in 'customising' clothes, thanks to Big Kevin.

Artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Producer Duncan Minshull

032018041120190605 (R3)

Harland Miller is an artist whose word-play and dexterous brushwork has won him acclaim. He reveals how past decades have informed his work:

4. After art school and a stint at 'Pop World', he is whisked off to New York and promised a show organised by the Steinitz brothers. Anxieties about accommodation ensue. Then a night spent at Jerry's café seems to crystallize Harland's 'vision' for the future.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

After art school and a stint at 'Pop World', Harland is whisked off to New York and promised a show organised by the Steinitz brothers. Anxieties about accommodation ensue. Then a night spent at Jerry's café seems to crystallize his 'vision' for the future..

Producer Duncan Minshull

042018041220190606 (R3)

Harland Miller is an artist whose word-play and dexterous brushwork have won him acclaim. He recalls how past decades have informed his work:

4. After New York's 'Prisunic years', the city to be in is Berlin because Harland revers German Expressionism and David Bowie went there. As usual it's a struggle to find anywhere to live, though he ends up in some memorable places. And, incidentally, what's the relevance of George Formby at this time?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

After New York's 'Prisunic years', the city to be in is Berlin because Harland revers German Expressionism and David Bowie went there. As usual it's a struggle to find anywhere to live, yet he ends up in some memorable places. And, also, what's the relevance of George Formby at this time?

05One Bar Electric Memoir - 52018041320190607 (R3)

Harland Miller is an artist whose wordplay and dexterous brushwork have won him acclaim. He recalls how past decades have informed his work:

The mid 1990s and Harland is back in New York, staying at the Chelsea Hotel. There has been some success with a show called YOU DIG THE TUNNEL - I'LL HIDE THE SOIL. But old anxieties over money and accommodation linger on. And heart-break over a woman called Celeste. And then a mysterious encounter happens to change everything..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Artist and writer Harland Miller reveals how an eventful past has fed into his work.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

5. The mid 1990s and he's back in New York, staying at the Chelsea Hotel. There has been some success with a show called YOU DIG THE TUNNEL - I'LL HIDE THE SOIL. But the old anxieties over money and accommodation linger on. And also heart-break over a woman called Celeste. Then a mysterious encounter changes everything…