Landscapes of Exploration foregrounds the role of contemporary art in examining Antarctica. What perspectives can art offer on this terra incognita, a forbidding environment where the temperature rarely rises above freezing, yet one which for scientists offers a wealth of geological and glacial data including indicators of climate change.
Liz Wells, Curator, Landscapes of Exploration (2012)
Anne Brodie, Wastegloo 2006-7, an alternative igloo made from igloo offcuts. (Photo: Anne Brodie)
Anne Brodie - C-LAB's first commission Bee Box, 2011 for the EU funded European Public Art Centre - is currently exhibiting her works developed during her three month Antarctica Fellowship (2006-7) at Landscapes of Exploration held in the Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth until 31 March 2012.
The exhibition, curated by Liz Wells, brings together for the first time 14 residencies, funded by the Arts Council of England, that took place in the Antarctic (2001-09) under the auspices of the British Antarctic Survey.
Exhibiting artists and writers include Keith Grant, Philip Hughes, John Kelly, Craig Vear, Jon McGregor, Simon Faithfull, Layla Curtis, Jean McNeil, Anne Brodie, Chris Drury, Melanie Challenger, David Wheeler, Chris Dobrowolski and Neville Gabie.
Anne Brodie, Antartica, a choice? Rothera Collection 2007, Festival @rt Outsiders 2009, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France