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The Frozen Frontier through the Lens: A Polar Research Exhibition

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21 - 28 March 2024. Opening ceremony: 23 March, 18:30 UK time 

Room: Kirkland (South Hall). Opening ceremony: South Hall, 23 March, 18:30

This exhibition is part of the ASSW-2024 cultural program and features photographs taken by researchers, educators, and polar enthusiasts participating in the PEI & IACS 2024 Photo Contest. 

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Arts Plenary: Performances and Presentations

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25 March 2024 / 11:00 - 17:30 UK time

Room: South Hall & Kirkland Room

This session brings together a variety of performances, artist talks, and other presentations of projects that tell stories of Arctic change through music, painting, and other media.

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From Scotland to the Arctic

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21 - 26 March 2024 

Room: Cowan (St. Leonards)

This group exhibition of painting, craft, and music brings together recent engagements by Scottish artists with living northern landscapes and seascapes. These works are united on one level by the North Atlantic Inflow which carries heat, plankton, and perhaps ideas and cultural pressures from northern Europe past Svalbard and beyond.

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Georgia Rose Murray, Arctic Sun & Shadow

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21 - 29 March 2024 

Room: Kirkland and South Hall

Georgia Rose Murray has visited Svalbard several times, specifically to paint in response to the changing light and colours, during each season. Since 2016 she has been invited to stay as a guest of the Czech Polar Station and as a repeat visitor to Ny Alesund. Regular communication with scientists at CPR, NPI, NERC and BAS has supported the work she makes. 

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Cultural programme participants

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More information on the ASSW 2024 Cultural Programme participants: 

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