Paola Bernardelli

Lay Devotions & Flawed Recollections

Paola Bernardelli


The Lewyc Institute of Contemporary Art is an experimental space situated in the home of Theo Sims. It presents site and context specific art within a domestic setting, offering an apartment and studio space in historic Point Douglas, just fifteen minutes from the Winnipeg’s downtown.

In 2014 Paola Bernardelli was the first artist to be invited to take part in a creative residency to research, produce and exhibit new work.

The end of project exhibition consisted of two installations; Lay Devotions was a multi part video and audio installation created during her time spent in Winnipeg as part of her residency with LICA and features a collaboration with Vincent Spina of Italia Barbers on Main Street. Flawed Recollections was the development of an installation previously conceived of in Derry and further developed during the residency, and involved multiple slide projectors presented in a site-specific context.

As part of the residency she also hosted a Salon Night at PLATFORM, presenting an artist talk and meeting fellow artists in Winnipeg. Many of the creative connections she developed with arts practitioners, funders and artists through this residency still form a significant role within her creative practice, and also over time came to constitute and important portion of Art Arcadia’s network.

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