The official launch of the Elysium Artist for the Arctic world premiere exhibition and book launch is on 5 April @ 5 p.m. at the Ion Art Gallery, Singapore. The Singapore premiere consists of the exhibition opening, followed by a world-class evening at the Lido consisting of the first ever screening of the Elysium Arctic Symphony and documentary footage from the expedition, a lecture about the Arctic by Michael AW and Alex Rose, and an unforgettable keynote presentation by Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Join us for this special event
Elysium Artists for the Arctic World Premiere, Singapore
Venue: ION ART Gallery, 4th level, Ion Orchard
Date: 5 - 16 April 2017
Entrance Fee: Free
Exhibition Official Launch: 5 April 2017 @ 5 p.m.
Venue: ION ART Gallery, 4th level, Ion Orchard
Entrance: by invitation and ticket package ( Bronze, Silver and Gold)
Gala Presentation: with Dr Sylvia Earle, Michael AW & Alex Rose
Venue: Lido Theatre, Shaw House
Date: 5 April 2017 - Reception @ 6.00 pm followed by Gala Presentation: LOVE in a Time of Climate Change & Elysium Artists for the Arctic @ 7.00 pm
Entrance: by invitation and ticket package ( Silver & Gold)
PATRON of Exhibition (Singapore): Dr Saw Huat Seong
The Elysium Arctic expedition is offset with carbon credits funded by Howard Shaw, Ocean Geographic members and supporters.
Elysium Arctic was conceived as an epic expedition to the high Arctic; In August 2015, a 66-strong team comprisingsome of the worlds’ best known and respected wildlife photographers, cinematographers, explorers, artists and scientists spent three weeks traversing Norway, including Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland in an effort to both qualify and quantify the changes under way in the Arctic. The Arctic icy ecosystem is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet it is volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate.
Principal explorers wereDr. Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence), David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes (National Geographic), Michael AW (Ocean Geographic), Ernie Brooks II, Wyland, Howard Shaw and Dr Cabell Davis (Oceanographer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute). They are now ready to share their definitive body of work with the world. The Elysium Artists for the Arctic exhibition introduces a multi-faceted interpretation of the Arctic, intended to inspire greater appreciation and love for this critically important region.
The body of work of Elysium Arctic reveals the magnificence of white horizons, the charismatic icons of the polar north – polar bears and seals, the brotherhood of walruses, birds of the northern sky and the ethereal attraction of hypnotic icebergs and glaciers. Through the joint arts of photography, painting, science, documentary-making and music, Elysium Arctic aims to reach out to influence a better understanding of climate change.
The Singapore exhibition is the world premiere of a collection specially curated from a selection of over 10,000 artistic images. The featured selections were curated by Rosamund Kidman Cox, editor of Wildlife Photographer of the Year & BBC Wildlife Magazine, Peter Ong, former Photo Editor at the Straits Times, and Miriam Stein Battles, Photo Editor at National Geographic publications.
In conjunction with the Singapore event, the book of the same title will be launched at the opening of the exhibition. This fine art production is case-bound, hand-sewn and printed on fine matt art paper using state of the art printing standards. Two earlier, similarly produced books by Ocean Geographic won the coveted Palme d’Or at the World Underwater Pictures Festival in France.
Call for Support
Now,at this stage of the Elysium Arctic project, the organiser is calling for support to help share the vision worldwide. The material presented at the ION exhibition will be offered for sale, with the proceeds funding future exhibitions in New York, Beijing, Manila, London and Sydney.
Singapore World Premiere Packages
For $25, you will receive a one year Ocean Geographic E edition subscription, an invitation to the official opening of the exhibition at the Ion Art Gallery in Singapore on 5 April @ 6p.m. and a hard copy of Ocean Geographic Elysium Artists for the Arctic Souvenir edition. This issue also contains a biography interview with Sylvia Earle. You will also be credited as a supporter in the HONOUR ROLL of Elysium Arctic (ElysiumEpic.org)
For $68, you will receive all the $25 benefits above plus a limited edition pin designed exclusively for the Elysium Arctic expedition, plus an invitation to a special premiere evening of LOVE in a Time of CLimate Change with Dr Sylvia Earle & Elysium Artists for the Arctic at the Lido Theatre on 5 April *
( If you are unable to attend the 5pm Opening at ION gallery you can select Silver - LIDO Only $58 to join us at LIDO Theatre with Sylvia Earle from 6pm onwards and you can view the exhibition free of charge at a later date )
For $188** you will receive all the $68 benefits above plus the newly launched copy of the hand-sewn, case-bound limited edition of the Elysium Artists for the Arctic book*** (value S$212/ USD 150) ** limited – only 100 on offer.
NOW HERE’S THE REALLY EXCITING PART.Purchase the $68 or $188 options and you will be entered in a prize draw to win one of two amazing experiences. A free week of diving/ accommodation for one at YOS Dive Eco Resort in Lembeh (value USD 1,200), Indonesia OR a USD 2,000 voucher for a live-aboard expedition to Raja Ampat with MSY Seahorse.
Plus all tickets include FREE ENTRY TO ADEX diveshow ( valued $10)
* The official launch of the Elysium Artist for the Arctic world premiere exhibition and book launch is on 5 April @ 5 p.m. at the Ion Art Gallery. The Singapore premiere