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Weʼre raising £600 to support the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and UCLH Arts

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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

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  • RONA MCSEVENY4 months ago
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    4 months 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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  • Kirstin

    Kirstin

    Sep 26, 2019

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

    £40.00

  • David McAlpine Cunningham

    David McAlpine Cunningham

    Aug 12, 2019

    Lovely photos from a lovely photographer :-)

    £50.00

  • Dominic Lawson

    Dominic Lawson

    Jul 22, 2019

    Well done Rona!

    £20.00

  • Tracy Eglinton

    Tracy Eglinton

    Jun 26, 2019

    All the best. Tracy

    £40.00

  • Saravan

    Saravan

    Jun 11, 2019

    All the Best Keep rocking

    £20.00

  • Paul Morton

    Paul Morton

    Jun 10, 2019

    £40.00

  • Kamila

    Kamila

    Jun 4, 2019

    :))

    £20.00

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