The world premiere of ‘Elysium Artists for the Arctic’ exhibition

A body of work produced by some of the world’s best wildlife photographer and artists will reveal the magnificence of a white horizon, the charismatic icons of the polar north: polar bears and seals, the brotherhood of walruses, birds of the northern sky and the hypnotic attraction of icebergs and glaciers.

Through photography, painting, science, documentary and music, ‘Elysium Artists for the Arctic’ aims to generate a better understanding of human-induced climate change, and its effect on all life on earth.

Elysium Artists for the Arctic began as an epic expedition to the high Arctic in August 2015. An explorer team of the worlds’ most renowned and respected photographers, cinematographers, explorers, artists and scientists, spent three weeks travelling through Norway, Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland, in an effort to both qualify and quantify human-induced climate change in the Arctic.

Regarded by climatologists as one of the most enchanting and critically important ecosystem on our planet, the Arctic is not only fragile, but under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate. Ninety per cent of our planet’s most respected scientists agree that human activities are the principle driving force behind our current climate crisis.

The Arctic, with its unique ecosystem, is the proverbial canary in the coal mine, acting as an indicator of the overall health of the Earth’s various ecosystems and biomes. A climate crisis is now happening in the Arctic - a crisis that affects all of us.

The Elysium team comprising 66 team members from 19 different countries is made up of some of the most influential voices in the fields of environment, exploration and science. Some of these members include legends such as Dr Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue, National Geographic Explorer- In- Residence), David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes (National Geographic) Michael AW (Ocean Geographic), Ernie Brooks II, Wyland, and Dr Cabell Davis (Oceanographer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute).

These legendary names came together with many other dedicated and passionate artists, conservationists and scientists who also care deeply about our planet.

The exhibition features a collection of images specially curated by Rosamund Kidman Cox, veteran judge and editor of the Natural History Museum UK Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition & BBC Wildlife Magazine, Peter Ong, former Photo Editor at the Straits Times, and Miriam Stein Battles, Photo Editor of many National Geographic features.

The exhibition at the ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard will be officially open by Dr Sylvia Earle at 5pm on 5th April and run till 16 April. Selected exhibits will be on display at the Marina Mandarin Hotel Level 6 Gallery from 17 April to 6 May 2017.

The highlight of the premiere of Elysium Artists for the Arctic in Singapore is the “Love in a Time of Climate Change’, a stage presentation by Sylvia Earle, Michael AW and several of the expedition members at Hall 4, Lido at Shaw House also on 5th April at 6pm.

ESSENTIALS

Elysium Artists for the Arctic Exhibition – A World Premiere, Singapore

Venue: ION ART Gallery, 4th level, Ion Orchard

Date: 5 to 16 April 2017

Entry: Free

Exhibition Official Launch: 5pm, 5th April 2017

Venue: ION ART Gallery, 4th level, Ion Orchard

Entry: By invitation or ticket package* only

‘Love in a Time of Climate Change’ a live stage presentation by Dr Sylvia Earle, Michael AW, and Alex Rose plus the premiere of the Elysium Arctic Symphony.

Venue: Hall 4, Lido Theatre, Shaw House

Date: 5th April, Reception at 6 pm

A limited edition book of the same title will be launched at the opening of the exhibition. This book is a fine-art production, case-bound, hand-sewn, and printed on acid free matt art paper, using state-of-the-art technology. Two previous books by Ocean Geographic have won the Palme d’Or at the World Underwater Pictures Festival in France.

Tickets can be purchased online at

https://elysium-arctic-sg.eventbrite.com or check out more info at OceanGeographic or ElysiumEpic.org

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