Out of Sight//Out of Mind
A New Exhibition Project in Aid of the 2041 Foundation
What is it?
'Out of Sight//Out of Mind' is a portrait exhibition project in aid of the 2041 Foundation.
The Polar Regions are for most of us “Out of Sight, and Out of Mind”, they are beyond our reach and thus, our only contact with them is through polar explorers, educators and scientists - the 'public face' of these regions.
The Out of Sight//Out of Mind project aims to raise awareness of the problems faced by the Polar Regions, and amplify the work being done to research these fragile environments and lessen the impact of climate change.
By depicting a range of representatives of these regions with their eyes closed, I hope to create a thought provoking and affecting exhibition that will capture the attention of viewers, asking them to dig a little deeper and find out more about the work being done in these mysterious and magical regions of our planet.
Who are the 2041 Foundation?
The 2041 Foundation was founded by polar explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan, OBE, the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica through the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.
It was Swan’s original expedition to the South Pole that was the inspiration for 2041, an organization he founded and dedicated to the preservation of the polar regions. The mission of the 2041 Foundation is to engage businesses and communities on climate science, personal leadership, and the promotion of sustainable practices.
Information from www.2041foundation.org
From words to action - Lessons from Antarctica: Robert Swan, O.B.E. at TEDxAntarcticPeninsula 2012
"The science is clear: climate change is already negatively impacting Antarctica.
The West Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming areas on Earth, with only some areas of the Arctic Circle experiencing faster rising temperatures. However, since Antarctica is a big place, climate change is not having a uniform impact, with some areas experiencing increases in sea ice extent. Yet in others, sea ice is decreasing, with measurable impacts on wildlife. Understanding climate change impacts on Antarctica is a matter of critical importance for the world and for the continent itself.” - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
The exhibition will be on show to the public at Discovery Point, Dundee from January to March 2022.
Discovery Point is the home of the RRS Discovery, Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition ship on which he, Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean, and other figures from the Heroic Age of polar exploration travelled to Antarctica in 1901.
If travel to Dundee is not possible for you, I aim to put together a virtual exhibition on this website that will be available to view from anywhere in the world.