Melt

1 February - 15 March 2009

This exhibition draws together three female artists and their responses to time spent in the Polar Regions - Dee Copland and Kirsten Haydon in Antarctica and Lesley Duxbury in the Canadian Arctic.

Each artist draws on their phenomenological experiences and encounters to convey the essence of these special places through work that addresses climate change - covering themes such as temperature, disappearance and evanescence - and the ways taht they have been moved psychologically by these environments.

This exhibition marks the end of the International Polar Year.

Kirsten Haydon

Kirsten Haydon
ice funnel, ice melts
2007
copper, steel, enamel, reflector beeds
Photograph: Jeremy Dillon
Courtesy of the artist