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raised of £600 target by 18 supporters

    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

    UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

    UCLH Arts and Heritage

    Rona McSeveny Photography



    • RONA MCSEVENY5 years ago


      5 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.

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    • Anonymous


      Mar 14, 2021



    • Marceello Giuggioli

      Marceello Giuggioli

      Oct 18, 2020


    • Stewart James

      Stewart James

      Oct 18, 2020

      Happy to help


    • IRM


      Oct 18, 2020


    • Kirstin


      Sep 26, 2019

      Thank you for sharing your experience of the Antarctic with your lovely pictures


    • David McAlpine Cunningham

      David McAlpine Cunningham

      Aug 12, 2019

      Lovely photos from a lovely photographer :-)


    • Dominic Lawson

      Dominic Lawson

      Jul 22, 2019

      Well done Rona!


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