Wearing and Bearing exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre

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SALISBURY Arts Centre is adorned with a new exhibition.

Wearing and Bearing displays the work of French artist Lya Garcia and includes crochet sculptures, documentary photographs and video footage.

This new exhibition is the result of Salisbury Arts Centre’s annual Open Curatorial call out. Paris-based curator Bettina Bauerfeind has been working with Garcia to catalogue her work from the early 1980s to the present. Wearing and Bearing presents different stages of her interesting and varied career, from early beginnings in pantomime to today’s large scale installations.

A new piece, Horloge Anglaise (English Clock), was created specifically for the Salisbury exhibition.

Having never visited Britain before the exhibition launch, Garcia was inspired to create an installation that explores the links between England and France. This combination of poetry and crochet now takes centre stage in the exhibition space.

Ideas of adapting to new environments and shifting identities are prominent inspirations throughout the exhibition. Wearing and Bearing particularly examines the relationship between fashion and identity and the way things we wear – or don’t wear – reflect our nature.

Visitors can experiment with these ideas by trying on some of the creations displayed with the exhibition including Garcia’s Bonnet Bécornette. You can even take a photograph and possibly become part of future exhibitions.

Wearing and Bearing is at Salisbury Arts Centre until Sunday, February 23.

Exhibitions are free to view and open to the public Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm (subject to closure during performances). Visit salisburyartscentre.co.uk for more information.

* Salisbury Arts Centre, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm - free to visit

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