All images © 2019 Katrine Brink Claassens

Opening 3rd August 2017

99 Loop Gallery

99 Loop Street, Cape Town

With Antarctica birthing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded between the 10th and 12th of July this year, and the severe drought in Western Cape, climate change has been nipping at the corners of our minds.

Using melted sea-ice collected on the on the artist’s recent accompaniment on a scientific cruise to Antarctic waters, water-colour and oil, Claassens’ paintings create space to remember, to mourn, and most importantly to emphasise, with our melting world. Drawing on her work, research and experiences both in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, the works touch upon humanity’s fingerprints at furthest, wildest reaches of the earth.

Join the artist and Associate Prof. Marcello Vichi, director of Marine Research institute at the University of Cape Town on the 5th of August for talks on climate change research in the Antarctic and art and climate change.

 

The Southern Ocean is a remote region of the global ocean that is seasonally covered by a vast surface of sea ice. In contrast to the Arctic Ocean sea ice, which is steadily decreasing in concentration and volume as a consequence of human-driven climatic changes, sea ice in the southern hemisphere has shown an elusive behaviour.

Scientific research is therefore the only way to widen our knowledge on the complexity of this environment and its linkages to the Earth climate. The South African research community has always been at the forefront of Southern Ocean research. The recent efforts to provide a picture of the winter conditions in unexplored regions through dedicated cruises sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and facilitated by the Department of Environmental Affairs will further strengthen the role of South African ocean sciences in this endeavour.

we came at a time

Opening 3rd August 2017

99 Loop Gallery

99 Loop Street, Cape Town

With Antarctica birthing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded between the 10th and 12th of July this year, and the severe drought in Western Cape, climate change has been nipping at the corners of our minds.

Using melted sea-ice collected on the on the artist’s recent accompaniment on a scientific cruise to Antarctic waters, water-colour and oil, Claassens’ paintings create space to remember, to mourn, and most importantly to emphasise, with our melting world. Drawing on her work, research and experiences both in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, the works touch upon humanity’s fingerprints at furthest, wildest reaches of the earth.

Read more about the exhibition here.