International artists Grennan and Sperandio have installed their latest and last exhibition at Towneley Hall, the concluding part of their year long ‘Town/House’ project.
The piece, ‘Esoteric Knowledge’, is a nineteenth century limestone bust of a woman in middle-eastern costume, wrapped in red beads.
So far the acclaimed artists have created sculptures representing Burnley’s nightlife, coat of arms, industrial heritage, its’ Court rooms, its domestic history, its countryside, and this final piece depicts the influence of orientalism on the collections at Towneley Hall.
The 7 piece collection has seen the celebrated artists merging items from the collections at Towneley Hall with everyday things found in the town, to create unique artworks that represent contemporary Burnley.
The latest sculpture, which will be in place until the beginning of May, represents the interest in the exotic which was popular in the nineteenth century, and gave rise to ways of thinking about the world that are still evident now, in the form of tourism, fashion and lifestyle.
In Burnley this is represented in venues such as Sanctuary bar, and shops such as Weird and Wonderful.
More information can found at www.creativityworks.info, or call Towneley Hall on 01282 477130.