Free talk 31 May: Artists in Antarctica

Join us for a free artist talk and discover Antarctica’s power of creative inspiration with special guest artists: Anne NobleJohn WalshChris OrsmanMargaret ElliotJason O’Hara and Patrick Shepherd.

Event details:

Āhea | When – Friday 31 May, 6pm-7:30pm
Ki hea | Where –
Newtown Community Centre, Theatre
Te utu | Cost – Free
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Artists in Antarctica explores the transformation that happens when artists visit the vast, challenging, and chilling landscapes of Antarctica. This book brings together the creatives of Aotearoa New Zealand who have been to the ice, and the impact this experience has had on their art and their creative process. Hear how the physical challenges of working in this harsh and extreme environment can uniquely harness and capture the creative imagination.

This talk will be hosted by artist and author Patrick Shepherd. Artists in Antarctica is published by Massey University Press.

Free, all welcome. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This talk will be located in the Theatre of the Newtown Community Centre. Newtown Community Centre is located on the corner of Rintoul St and Colombo St, Newtown.


Artists in Antarctica
“What transformation happens when writers, musicians and artists stand in the vast, cold spaces of Antarctica? This book brings together paintings, photographs, texts and musical scores by Aotearoa New Zealand artists who have been to the ice. It explores the impact of this experience on their art and art process, as well as the physical challenges of working in a harsh and unfamiliar environment. Antarctic science, nature and human history are explored through the creative lens of some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists, composers and writers, including Laurence Aberhart, Nigel Brown, Gareth Farr, Dick Frizzell, Anne Noble, Virginia King, Owen Marshall, Grahame Sydney, Ronnie van Hout and Phil Dadson.” (Catalogue)

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