Aurora Australis - Art Night 2023

Aurora Australis is an installation of Created for Art Night's Inwith programme by Dundee Heritage Trust's Creative Communities Network project; a year-long programme of that explore RRS Discovery's polar collection and it's connection to an array of local and global issues raised by climate change.

The Creative Communitites Network has worked with Dundee Contemporary Arts' Print Studio and local designer Kate Scarlet Harvey to create images in response to 'Aurora Australis'. the first book to be created, printed and published in the Antarctic on a mission led by Sir Ernest Shackleton from 1908-1909. Exploring the well-known traditions Of creativity aboard RRS Discovery whilst on long historic missions, the group reflect on creativity and how it can help them cope through times of political, economic and climate unrest.

With thanks to from Art Night, the Museums Association's Esmee Fairbairn Collection Fund, Dundee Trust, Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio and Sharing Not Hoarding.