An artist voyage to the Antarctic
Friday 23 July - Sunday 12 September
In 2008, artist Nicholas Hutcheson travelled to Antarctica aboard the ship Aurora Australis, visiting the stations of Casey, Davis and Mawson as part of the Australian Antarctic Division's Arts Fellowship.
Throughout the seven-week voyage, Nicholas' drawings, observations and animations were followed online by school children and adults, who like himself, had became mesmerized by the ever-creeping whiteness of the ice packs, the constant awareness of movement and time, the howling wind and shear beauty of this uninhabitable environment.
At the end of this voyage, Nicholas presented his drawings, observations and paintings as part of a national exhibition and illustrated a children's science book Polar Eyes, with fellow Fellowship artist Tanya Patrick.
Nicholas' work has been exhibited in the UK and Australia. His journey to Antarctica was possible thanks to an Australian Antarctic Division fellowship.
Image:Nicholas Hutcheson Skua 2008, pencil and gesso on paper