Bondage to Liberation: Anarchic Collections

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Saturday 10 August - Saturday 16 November

Bondage to Liberation: Anarchic Collections
Vivienne Westwood to Jamie Reid

Saturday 10th August to Saturday 16th November
10am – 5pm

Bondage to Liberation brings together iconic pieces of footwear and clothing by designer Vivienne Westwood from the private collection of Lee Price, and ‘The Sex Pistols Mural’ by radical artist and activist Jamie Reid. 

The work of Westwood and Reid epitomises a key moment in British cultural history; the 1970’s punk movement. Westwood opened her first boutique SEX in 1974 with Malcolm Mclaren and later renamed the store Seditionaries in 1976. Around the same time Jamie Reid was protesting social injustices with his now signature ransom note collages. The pair became infamous for the creation of the punk and new wave aesthetic when the Sex Pistols started wearing many of the items from Seditionaries and commissioned Reid to create artwork for their records, such as ‘Nevermind the Bollocks’ and ‘God Save the Queen’.

Set against the backdrop of Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison and the Magna Carta Vault, the exhibition includes pieces from the 1970’s onwards and celebrates the pairs’ legacy of non-conformity throughout the decades.

Admission: Book online at www.lincolncastle.com (Entry to the exhibition is included in a Castle Day Ticket: Adults £14, Concession £11.50, Free for annual pass holders)

This brand new exhibition is brought to you in partnership with The Civic, Barnsley and Lincoln Castle.