Georgia Rose Murray, Arctic Sun & Shadow

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. 

She works rapidly ‘en plein air’, often in extremely challenging conditions, and translates her holistic Arctic experiences into large-scale oil paintings, in her Scottish studio. The landscapes in this exhibition depict remote areas of Svalbard during all seasons, including glaciers, fjords, and mountains that many ASSW scientists may recognise.