challenger exhibition

challenger

challenger

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

-edwin hubble

A house by the sea, a son with an interest in marine biology, a television documentary featuring the Challenger Expedition, chance meetings with people from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Argyll … the sea cast its spell and an artistic exploration was underway.

This exhibition features artworks inspired by the Challenger Expedition.   They acknowledge and celebrate the courage, determination and achievements of those who explore the unknown to give us a better understanding of our world and ourselves.

HMS Challenger sailed from Portsmouth on 21 December, 1872 and travelled nearly 70,000 nautical miles over four years, a ground-breaking voyage of discovery that laid the foundations of the academic discipline of oceanography. The fifty volume Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of HMS Challenger During the Years 1873-76 took twenty years to complete and catalogued more than four thousand previously unknown species.

Challenger’s legacy persists: the Apollo 17 lunar landing module, a space shuttle and the marine geological survey ship Glomar Challenger were named after the ship.  And motivated by the same scientific curiosity, Voyager is currently travelling into interstellar space.

The Scottish Association of Marine Science – SAMS – celebrated its 130 year anniversary on 14 November, 2014.  The event included talks, short films, and featured an exhibition of my HMS Challenger-themed works.

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

-edwin hubble

A house by the sea, a son with an interest in marine biology, a television documentary featuring the Challenger Expedition, chance meetings with people from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Argyll … the sea cast its spell and an artistic exploration was underway.

This exhibition features artworks inspired by the Challenger Expedition.   They acknowledge and celebrate the courage, determination and achievements of those who explore the unknown to give us a better understanding of our world and ourselves.

HMS Challenger sailed from Portsmouth on 21 December, 1872 and travelled nearly 70,000 nautical miles over four years, a ground-breaking voyage of discovery that laid the foundations of the academic discipline of oceanography. The fifty volume Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of HMS Challenger During the Years 1873-76 took twenty years to complete and catalogued more than four thousand previously unknown species.

Challenger’s legacy persists: the Apollo 17 lunar landing module, a space shuttle and the marine geological survey ship Glomar Challenger were named after the ship.  And motivated by the same scientific curiosity, Voyager is currently travelling into interstellar space.

The Scottish Association of Marine Science – SAMS – celebrated its 130 year anniversary on 14 November, 2014.  The event included talks, short films, and featured an exhibition of my HMS Challenger-themed works.

2017

Wondrous things – digital collage

The price of knowledge – digital collage

Smell the sea and feel the sky – cyanotype – varied edition: 3

Expedition – cyanotype – varied edition: 10

A dream of big science – cyanotype – varied edition: 10

Challenger Deep – cyanotype – varied edition: 10

Navigate II – c.20x40cm – screenprint – varied edition: 13

2016

Navigate – cyanotype – varied edition: 30

2015

The oceanographer’s memory box – assemblage incorporating text & images from the Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of HMS Challenger During the Years 1873-76, paper, shells, glass bottles, an HMS Challenger commemorative stamp and a Challenger Space Shuttle commemorative medal – 55x205x60mm (closed), 410x 255mm (open)

2014

Memento Murray – digital collage

What lies beneath – digital collage

Birth of a scientist – digital collage

Tapa – digital collage – edition: 10

Abyss – digital collage – edition: 10

2013

To boldly go – digital collage – edition: 10

Floating worlds – digital collage – edition: 10

Flight paths – digital collage – edition: 10

Aurora – digital collage – edition: 10

Challenger III – digital collage – edition: 10

McCandless confirms – screenprint – 25x25cn – edition: 6

Legacy – screenprint – 25x25cm – edition: 4

Corvette & frigates – screenprint – 25x25cm – edition: 4

Sea dreaming – digital collage – edition: 50

Artefacts – digital collage – edition: 50

2012

Atlantic – digital collage – 19x28cm – edition: 100 prints

2125 fathoms – digital collage – edition: 10

On the shoulders of giants – digital collage – edition: 10

Challenger II – digital collage – edition: 10

2011

Challenger I – digital collage – 19x28cm – edition: 100 prints