Weʼve raised £600 to support the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and UCLH Arts
- Funded on Tuesday, 31st August 2021
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Dreaming of Antarctica - Photo Exhibition
Art for Healing
After spending 3 days as a patient at the University College Hospital in London (UCLH) in 2018, I was impressed at being able to stroll through the on-site gallery as very welcome distraction and part of my recovery. I am grateful for the treatment I received from the NHS staff and I want to support the UCLH arts programme by sharing the escapism of my antarctic experience with my photo exhibition, "Dreaming of Antarctica".
Fragility of a Fantastic World
I fell in love with the Antarctic long before going there in 2013. Addicted to the nature documentaries of David Attenborough and Jacques Cousteau, I wanted to see the "edge of the world" and witness the pristine beauty of this epic landscape. I took a leap of faith (after signing a health disclaimer) and swam in the cold waters off Deception Island and became an immediate convert to cold water swimming. I learned the Antarctic code of conduct of leaving no human detritus behind. As I watched a humpback whale breach the water, metres away from me, it became so evident to me how easily one dropped glove or plastic bag would immediately pollute that environment.
I will hold the exhibition in the Street Gallery of UCLH - a space dedicated to art in the context of healing from 18 July to 4 September 2019.
Your funding will help set up the exhibition and profits from sales will go to UCLH Arts and the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, dedicated to conservation in the Antarctic.
You are invited to join the Private View Party on Monday 22 July from 6pm to 7.30pm
- 3 years ago
RONA MCSEVENY3 years ago
Hi! Thank you so much for your support in getting me to my half way milestone. I'm also very happy that the exhibition has been featured in The Guardian newspaper online, raising the profile of art in health and UCLH Arts. https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/jul/29/dreaming-of-antarctica-where-beauty-and-fragility-meet-?fbclid=IwAR3V9cLlMIM7u9T0bZKJxpi4gCWraWvcrsnYhQva73ri2lpC2K0wF8WCzGc
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Sep 26, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience of the Antarctic with your lovely pictures
David McAlpine Cunningham
Aug 12, 2019
Lovely photos from a lovely photographer :-)
Jul 22, 2019
Well done Rona!
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