Cicatrix: the scar of a healed wound
Monday 9 January - Friday 7 April
This season we are delighted to host international multimedia touring exhibition Cicatrix in our museum and gallery spaces.
Incorporating drawing, film, sculpture and sound, the exhibition offers insights into the legacy of the First World War. Focusing on the concept of scarring it looks at the physical marks left behind, seen as part of the landscape, and the scars that are obscured by time but are evident as memories within those who have experienced conflict.
L-R: Fracture by Prudence Maltby, 100 Wiltshire Towers by Henny Burnett
Cicatrix has been inspired by Salisbury Plain, a landscape that is scarred by human interaction and conflict history. Across the rolling landscape evacuated villages serve as vital training grounds, abandoned by their inhabitants and frozen in time. Neolithic barrows exist alongside World War 1 trenches, while soldiers’ graves rest alongside the remains of ancient Anglo-Saxon warriors.
The Cicatrix project has developed through the support of Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa WW100 Co-commissioning Fund. The project is also affiliated to the First World War Centenary Partnership, Imperial War Museum.
Entry to the exhibition is free during The Spring’s standard opening hours.
L-R: Call & Response brass Study by Caro Williams, Experimental Ground by Susan Francis
Saturday 11 March, 10am – 12noon: Family Workshop
Drop in to meet the Cicatrix artists and have a go at some activities inspired by the exhibition.
Saturday 11 March, 2.30pm: Exhibition Tour and Meet the Artists
Join Henny Burnett, Prudence Maltby and Susan Francis for an exclusive tour of their work. Hear about their work and the inspiration for this international multimedia exhibition. The tour will be followed by a question and answer session facilitated by Nic Cowper.
Cicatrix: the scar of a healed wound at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is kindly supported by Councillor Ray Bolton.