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Studio Antarctica: Gabby O’Connor

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Studio Antarctica: Gabby O'Connor Deep South Challenge

Gabby O’Connor’s exciting new exhibition is inspired by the science that is in constant motion on the icy continent. It is being held at at Pātaka ART+MUSEUM in Porirua from 19 June – 18 September 2016.

[Pātaka] Gabby O’Connor’s Studio Antarctica installation is the result of a creative collaboration between contemporary fine art and cutting edge scientific research. In 2015 O’Connor spent several weeks in Antarctica working in a shipping container laboratory on sea ice 4 metres thick over 500 metre deep McMurdo Sound. While making and researching her art, O’Connor helped world-renowned scientific research team, K131, document ice platelet structures found in these sub-zero oceans. This is part of a long-term art + science alliance that explores intersections between the two disciplines.

Studio Antarctica, the installation, is in three interconnected parts that reveals the processes of the project through photography, painting and drawing, a multi-channel video projection and a site specific sculptural work made from packaging tape and light.

The Deep South National Science Challenge is proud to be associated with this exciting project!

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