Antarctic Arts Fellowship canvasses for creatives 7 March 2022

Australian Antarctic Division

The Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists and other creatives to undertake future projects at sub-Antarctic or Antarctic research stations.

The most recent Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow, renowned artist Janet Laurence, has just returned from a three week project at Casey research station.

Ms Laurence is developing an immersive installation, tapping into the minute details and vast expanse of the extreme environment. Her on-site research includes photography, drawings and watercolours of the Antarctic landscape and Casey station.

Her trip was originally scheduled last season, but was postponed due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Antarctic Program.

The Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship has been running since 1984 and is supported by the Australian Antarctic Division with support from ANAT, the Australian Network for Art & Technology.

The Arts Fellowship enables creatives to travel south to experience Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic and the Southern Ocean.

Since its inception, the Fellowship has allowed generations of artists to capture Australia’s activities and legacy on the frozen continent and communicate their insights to others.

The call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship for the 2023/24 season is now open. EOIs will close on 4 April 2022.

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