Polar Patterns

Image–David Burrows

Art and Antarctica Exhibition

Polar Patterns is a group exhibition curated by Dr Philip Samartzis featuring artists responding to the climate, topography and atmospheric conditions of Antarctica. It includes sound recordings of extreme weather events, images of ice core samples, and photographs and text describing the polar region and its attendant conditions. This international exhibition includes new artworks by David Burrows, Anne Noble (NZ) and Anna Brown (NZ), Philip Samartzis, and Shiro Takatani (JP).

Thursday 9 February 2017, 5-8pm
Gallery: Project Space/Spare Room Gallery
Email: schoolofartgalleries@rmit.edu.au
Telephone: +(61 3) 9925 4971

Art and Antarctica Symposium

A symposium will take place on February 9 exploring the various ways in which artists have responded to issues shaping Antarctica and its surrounding environs. The symposium will feature presentations by David Burrows, Anne Noble and Anna Brown, and Philip Samartzis, who will draw on their experiences and knowledge of the frozen continent through their participation in the Australian, New Zealand and US Antarctic arts and science programs.

Thursday 9 February 2017, 1-4pm
Venue: Project Space/Spare Room Gallery
RSVP: schoolofartgalleries@rmit.edu.au
Telephone: +(61 3) 9925 4971


Antarctica New Zealand; Australian Antarctic Division; Bogong Centre for Sound Culture; Creative Victoria; Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University; Massey University College of Creative Arts; Massey University Whiti o Rehua School of Art; National Institute of Polar Research in Japan; RMIT School of Art; US National Science Foundation.


Katabatic winds inspire sound rendition of Antarctic experience