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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


Gala Presentation: LOVE in a time of Climate Change with Dr Sylvia Earle

Plus ELysium Artists for the Arctic screening and presentation with Michael AW, Alex Rose

Venue: Lido Theatre, Shaw House

Date: 5th April - Reception 6pm followed by Gala Presentation @ 7pm

Entry: By invitation or ticket package* only


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 percent 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, Howard Shaw 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. As a team, they are now ready to share a definitive body of work with the world. The Elysium Artists for the Arctic exhibition is a multi-faceted interpretation of the Arctic that aims to inspire all of us to take action and preserve not just this critical habitat of the North, but our planet as a whole for future generations.

Singapore is where the Elysium Artists for the Arctic exhibition will premiere. The exhibition will feature 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.

This body of work 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 of us.

In conjunction with the Singapore exhibition, a book of the same title will be launched at the opening of the exhibition. This book is a fine-art production is 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.

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Call to ACTION

The breathtaking images on display at the ION Art Gallery will be available for exclusive sale. All proceeds will fund future exhibitions in New York, Beijing, Manila, London and Sydney.

The Elysium Artists for the Arctic project now needs your support to extend its vital message around the world. Here is how you can be part of the solution.  

*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 Ion Art Gallery in Singapore on 5th April, and a hard copy of Ocean Geographic Elysium Artists for the Arctic Souvenir edition*. This issue also contains a biography interview with Dr. 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 above benefits plus a limited edition pin designed exclusively for the Elysium Arctic expedition, and an invitation to a special Gala night: an unforgettable Keynote Presenation LOVE in a Time of Climate Change by Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Plus premiere of Elysium Artists for the Arctic at the Lido Theatre on 5th April 2017, where he documentary footage of the expedition will be screened. This will also be the first presentation of the Elysium Arctic Symphony, with a lecture by Michael AW,  and Alex Rose,

( 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 of the $68 benefits plus the newly launched copy of the hand-sewn, case-bound, limited edition (only 100 copies) of the Elysium Artists for the Arctic book, valued at S$212.**

It gets even BETTER: Purchase the $68 or $188 package, and you stand to win one of two amazing experiences. A week of diving at YOS Dive Eco Resort in Lembeh (diving and accommodation valued at USD$1,200), 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)

Tickets can be purchased online here at


or check out more info at OGSociety.org or ElysiumEpic.org

We hope you will support this endeavour to share the splendour and fragility of the Arctic. Your action will help inspire greater affinity and preservation of planet, our home.  

**pick-up at Ion Art Gallery (5 to 16 April), or Ocean Geographic booth at ADEX (7 to 9 April).


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.


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Elysium Epic: World Premiere at the Australian National Maritime Museum

The Movie : The Exhibition : The Book

National Maritime Museum Australia: 6pm 12 April 2013

(by invitation only)


February 2010, a team of 57 explorers comprising some of the world’s best wildlife photographers, film makers and marine scientists - David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Emory Kristof, Michael AW, Goran Ehlme, Ernest Brooks II, Amos Nachoum, Wyland, Leandro Blanco, Jenny Ross, Cabell Davis, Steve Nichol, Stuart Ireland, and Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of the legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton), embarked on a voyage to Antarctica. The expedition loosely followed the footstep of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew travelled after they lost the Endurance in 1915, from the Weddell Sea, across the treacherous Drake Passage to South Georgia. The team captured the splendour of the fauna, terrain, sights and sounds of this enchanting region in a perspective that no one has ever seen before.

The Elysium team documented the current state of this last pristine wilderness: biological samples, photographic and video documentation captured every step of their journey. Their adventures will finally be revealed on the evening of 12th April 2013, with the premiere of their multi-faceted movie. In addition, the finest of the 20,000 images captured, will be displayed for the first time inaugural exhibition from 13th April to 11 August 2013.


To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton’s 1914 heroic Trans-Antarctic Expedition, a limited box edition hard case book featuring exquisite imageries of the photographers from the Elysium Epic expedition will also be released.  The book – “Elysium Epic” is dedicated to the legendary Australian photographer Frank Hurley. This pictorial tribute succinctly encapsulates the best of the 2010 photographic epic.

Only 1914 copies of this limited edition will be released. This fine art production will be printed using the state-of-the-art techniques by Colourscan Singapore (known to produce books of superlative quality). Five archival quality ready-to-frame photographic prints will be packaged with the case bound limited edition book at AUD 338 per copy.

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