Naomi Hart: ‘Ice Report: An artist's view of ice science in Svalbard, illustrated with field sketches, photos and work in progress’

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Event Details:
Location: Department of Geography, Ron Johnston Research Room (C Floor)
Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Start Time: 4.15 pm

Refreshments will be provided from 4pm in the Geography Café (C Floor). All welcome!


Naomi will be talking about her experience of ice science research in Svalbard in August this year and the links between Sheffield and Svalbard. The seminar will be illustrated with some of her work in progress completed during the residency so far, including images from her sketchbook and photos from the field.


Naomi Hart is the Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at Sheffield University Geography Department for 2017/18. She is working with the ice scientists and spent August 2017 in Svalbard working with Prof Andy Hodson and the Polar and Alpine Change Masters students during their fieldwork with the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

Naomi's work currently focuses on environmental issues as well as a broad theme of ‘migration’. She is a multidisciplinary artist, using drawing, paint, photography, sculpture and installation to communicate. Naomi is currently working with ‘carbon’ as a material and theme: carbon copies, the role of carbon in climate change and the cyclical nature of carbon as an element in life, signifying death and decomposition and its role in creating new life, and chemical processes and change in metals and minerals.

Naomi studied Art and Design at Sunderland University, specialising in hot glass and sculpture. Since then she has been artist-in-residence at Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, Canada; expedition artist in the Kimberley, NW Australia and in Tasmania and expedition artist on board Ezra, a 44' Scillonian Pilot Cutter on a voyage from Cornwall to remote East Greenland, learning to sail and navigate while documenting the journey.

You can see more of Naomi's work here:

Naomi will also be taking over the Department of Geography's Instagram account over the coming days.  You can see Naomi's posts by following @tuosgeography.

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