Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute artist in residency 2018
FoSPRI artist in residency 2018
As the 2018 artist in resident for Friends of SPRI, I travelled to the Falkland Islands in late January to board HMS Protector for the journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. I was extremely lucky with the work package as the ship was transporting members of the WWF and FCO to 15 sites of special interest. This meant that the ship cross-crossed the peninsula and travelled 3500 miles in total. The crew treated me openly, engaging with the projects I aimed to achieve. On one occasion, they happily arranged for a zodiac to take me close to some of the colossal blue bergs. During the residency I created over 200 small paintings/drawings, shot VR films, kept a diary and plotted the ships course.