Peoples Republic Of Cork

Arctica: The Last Fragments | Angela Gilmour

Studio 12, 1st Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork

Sat 9 Nov - Fri 04 Dec 2020

Opens 07 November 6pm. Opening remarks Dr Mark Jessop, Lecturer in Zoology, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork. In association with National Science Week. Exhibition runs 08 – 29 November 2019. Tue – Fri 10am-5pm.

Artist and former physicist Angela Gilmour presents a response to her experience on The Arctic Circle residency program, having spent three weeks on expedition during the Summer Solstice (midnight sun) in 2019. International artists, scientists and innovators live and work aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole. Arctica is a prehistoric continent of which the High Arctic and Svalbard are part of the remaining fragments, now also under threat from climate change. Angela Gilmour’s art practice is inspired by scientific observation. In this collection, she looks at the way nature is affected by climate change, and how the actions of humans drive that change. Her work combines landscape, emotion and data to emphasise the fragility of life.


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