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Antarctic artist 2017/18: Nick Romeril

Antarctic artist 2017/18: Nick Romeril

Nick Romeril in his own words:

Nick Romeril"As the 2018 artist in resident for Friends of SPRI, I travelled to the Falkland Islands in late January to board HMS Protector for the journey to the Antarctic peninsula. I was extremely lucky with the work package as the ship was ferrying members of the WWF and FCO to visit 15 sites. This meant that the ship cross crossed the peninsula and traveled 3500 miles in total. The crew treated me openly, engaging with the projects I aimed to achieve. On one occasion, they happily arranged for a RIB to take me close to some of the colossal blue bergs. During the residency I created over 200 small paintings/drawings, shot a VR film, kept a diary and plotted the ships course.

The first exhibition of the work will be held in Jersey at the Skipton Open Studios series which will take place at the end of June. This will be a small show, only exhibiting a few of the paintings, studies and the first draft of the VR film.

The second bigger show will be held at Bonham's (a sponsor of the residency) on 26 July. I plan to show several large paintings, studies and the edited VR movie.

Further shows are planned in London and Switzerland for 2019."

Nicholas Romeri
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