CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #3: Adele Jackson

We are delighted to announce the winner of CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #3, UK artist Adele Jackson, who is currently based in New Zealand. Adele describes herself as a environmental artist. Her current work uses solargraphy to explore the connection between the sun, Antarctica, and human activity over the austral summer season.

Working with support from Antarctic science technicians, Jackson will use the bursary to design and produce solar-powered light boxes to present her solargraphs. The resulting work ‘Antarctic Sun Lines’ will be premiered at her first international solo exhibition at the conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research in Hobart, Australia in 2020.

‘Antarctic Sun Lines’ explores the role that the sun and the Antarctic-driven climate and ocean systems have in supporting life on Earth. The sun, the tilt and rotation of the Earth, and the polar location are all active in physically creating the artwork.

The project, which builds on Jackson's previous work in Antarctica, has grown into an international collaboration across the continent involving research, conservation, and logistics organisations including the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs. As the first ever pan-Antarctic arts project, she hopes to engage people in learning about the dynamics of the planet and deepening appreciation of the natural world.

Image: Stonnington Base E, Antarctic Peninsula


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