Archived Events/ Spring 2016

Chris Dobrowolski

Chris Dobrowolski


THU 10 MAR | Full £10 Conc £6 | 7.30pm  | AGE 16 plus

Antarctica is the most inhospitable climate in the world. It’s the driest, windiest place on Earth, synonymous with failed expedition attempts, with no artists for miles around. A place that Chris Dobrowolski decided was perfect for him.

For three and a half months Chris lived and worked alongside the medical professionals, researchers and crew members at the British Antarctic Survey, trying to experiment creatively whilst (crucially) trying to survive. He discovered that sometimes it’s very difficult to justify your position as an Artist whilst everyone around you is a Hero.

Antarctica is an adventure story-presentation about professional failure and navigating real life via tales of overzealous seals, Ladybird books and a sledge built out of gold picture frames.

“He takes us from the personal to the political, across a great swathe of 20th Century history, all without leaving the driving seat of the Triumph Herald”

★★★★ The Scotsman (All Roads Lead To Rome)

Image Credit – Alister Doyle