We are excited to welcome Cicatrix, a visual arts project incorporating installation drawing and film. Offering insight into the legacy of The Great War.
Featuring artists invited to make new work for Salisbury International Arts Festival with a focus on New Zealand:
- Caro Williams (installation)
- Henny Burnett (installation)
- Prudence Maltby (drawing)
- Susan Francis (film)
Salisbury Plain provides the cornerstone for the collaboration between these Wiltshire artists concerned with the concept of scarring: environmental, physical and psychological.
During WW1 Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire became the training ground for Allied and Commonwealth troops. This included soldiers from New Zealand regiments.
Preparing for war, soldiers often left their mark by carving into trees, and the land itself (The Bulford Kiwi). This connection between the countries has led to Cicatrix inviting the New Zealand artist Caro Williams to participate, and together explore a cultural exchange.
Cicatrix is a visual arts project, supported by: Arts Council England and Wiltshire Council. Affiliated to: First World War Centenary Partnership (Imperial War Museum). With further funding from the Artists’ International Development Fund (British Council & Arts Council England) to enable collaboration and a cultural exchange between England and New Zealand.