A critical evaluation of NZ's Antarctic art programmes, 1957-2011
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The author considers the programmes that have enabled artists to travel to Antarctica as part of the New Zealand Antarctic programme between 1957 and 2011. Details of artists and their visits are given, followed by a descriptive history of the artist programme itself, outlining its origins, development and current status. Finally the artists’ opinions and expectations of their visit are described and the art that has been produced is considered. The programme is currently held to be in good shape, with Antarctica New Zealand satisfied with its outcomes and artists keen to participate.