I have joined them on five Bridge Builder Expeditions along the north west coast of Svalbard. My task is to render my impressions with my pencil and watercolours. following a tradition of expedition artistry since the late 16th century. I spend no more than 5 - 30 minutes on each painting because I need to keep up with the group.
A selection of the paintings will be included in a book and an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London in 2022.
Understanding Planet Earth
Let's get to know the world so we can take better care of it! One way is to follow Linnaeus' students overseas. Anton Rolandsson Martin spent the summer of 1758 in the Greenland Sea and a couple of hours on Midtøya off the west coast of Svalbard.
The IK Foundation found that particular skerry in 2016 and built a field station on a nearby island two years later. Five cameras, a sound recorder and a weather station keep us updated about the state of this very remote place.
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