Adele captures circle of life

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Artists Adele Jackson and Lucy Bergman present an exhibition of photographs, sculptural books and songs inspired by the environment, wildlife and cultural heritage of Antarctica.

Antarctic Circles takes inspiration from the circular 60° southernline of latitude that defines the geographical extent of the Antarctic Treaty.

The treaty is the international agreement that preserves Antarctica as a place of peace and scientific research.

Adele’s photographs, which offer a glimpse into Antarctica, were taken during her visits there between 2014 – 2016. For the past three seasons Adele has worked in Antarctica as a photographer on board MS Fram, a Norwegian polar expedition ship; and as base leader at Port Lockroy, the flagship operation of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

During the exhibition, Lucy’s songs can be listened to via the Seafarer Listening Station, an adapted 1960s radio. Lucy has written a cycle of five songs which weave personal themes of love, loss, exploration and frailty through the landscape and wildlife of Antarctica.

The exhibition preview takes place tonight (August 5) at 7 pm.

The preview will feature an artist talk and presentation led by Adele and a live musical performance of the songs by Lucy and special guest musicians KarlEden, Joe Hollick (of Wolf People) and Mark Tattersall.

The exhibition continues from Aug 6 to Sept 4, Thursday to Sunday 12 – 3pm at Artworks 1830 Gallery, Halifax. Info. 01422 346 900.