New talk and exhibition at Dundee Discovery Point
Join me on a journey across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia. On the 12th of January I’ll be giving a lively and informative illustrated talk about life on this remote Antarctic isle at Dundee Discovery Point (home of the ship that took Scott and Shackleton on their first expedition to Antarctica).
Topics will include South Georgia’s whaling heritage, Shackleton’s crossing and rescue, wildlife and conservation efforts on the island and the impact of global warming in the region. There will be plenty of time for questions and I’ll be signing copies of my book afterwards.
This will also be a first opportunity to see my all new exhibition of framed prints in Café Point. These images give a fantastic insight into his experiences of living in the old whalers town of Gritviken where I joined British Antarctic Survey (BAS) staff on multi-day expeditions to remote peninsulas from their base at King Edwards Point.
I was Artist in Resident on South Georgia for the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) during the Austral summer of 2015/2016. The book published from this experience, Summer in South Georgia, is a unique tale of wildlife, conservation and true wilderness at the end of the world.
Talk begins at 6 pm on the 12th of January and the exhibition runs from the 13th of January to the 12th of April.