With its everchanging icescape and dynamic climatic forces, Antarctica is one of the most extreme environments on Earth…

inhabiting Antarctica: architectural explorations

How can Antarctica, with all its environmental turbulences and flowing ices, help us to reconsider what inhabiting a place is?

What alternative modes of inhabitation can be developed through the lens of Antarctica to embrace the ideas of change, unpredictability, urgency and contingency?

Students from UTAS and Melbourne universities considered these and other questions when creating the architectural designs showcased in our new exhibition.

The exhibition also features Ice Blink, a video collection that brings the experiences of Antarctic voyages to the gallery. Created by Dr Miranda Nieboer and Dr Frederique Olivier, the collection invites viewers to use their sensory responses as they make their own journey South.

Opening to the community on Monday 22 August...  we look forward to welcoming you!

Image:  NPolar by Claudia Siric

Where: IMAS exhibition space, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

When: 22 August to 24 November 2022.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm. Due to COVID-safe requirements, we are unable to welcome walk-in visitors to our exhibition, so please book your visit.

Bookings: You can book your visit at the link below (especially for group bookings) or at the front entrance to IMAS using the QR code.

Please note: All visitors must comply with our COVID-safe requirements before entry. Currently these include hand sanitising, social distancing and signing in on entry. If you are experiencing coughing, shortness of breath, a temperature above 38 degrees or any other COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please postpone your visit. Thank you!

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
15 September, 2022