Antarctica, a place I dream of exploring, but like so many of us, it seems so out of reach. That’s why I can’t wait to for the exhibition Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic to open at the museum this Saturday.
The exhibition follows a team of 57 explorers from 18 countries that set out on a unique scientific and artistic expedition to Antarctica in 2010 to document the environment and record any evidence of climate change.
A spectacular photographic exhibition, Elysium presents the icy landscape and magnificent wildlife – seals, penguin colonies and micro-organisms – that make up the ecosystem of the Antarctic.
The amazing photographs are dramatic, playful and absolutely beautiful. They are captured by a world award winning team of photographers, including Michael AW, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Andreas Jaschek, Steve Jones, Amos Nachoum and Jenny E Ross.
I hope you can make it along to experience this extraordinary exhibition.
Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic opens this Saturday 13 April and runs until 3 November.
During the school holidays there are a number of related events for children:
- Kids on Deck – Amazing Antarctic: 14 – 28 April
- Cabinet of Curiosities – Weird Science: 14 – 28 April
- Free Antarctic film marathon: 14 April
- Antarctic storytelling: 15 – 18, 20, 23, 24, 28 April
- South Pole critters Claymation: 18 or 24 April