Meet the Artists

Dr Brogan Bunt

A/Prof Brogan Bunt. Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, UOW

Brogan is the curatorial force behind Antarctic Futures, weaving together the unique experiences of scientists, artists and the audience to tell a cohesive and living story, which will shift and evolve around the idea of imagining something new. Read more


Ashley Frost

Ashley works as an exhibiting artist primarily in painting and drawing from their studio in Alexandria. In addition they work part time as an arts educator teaching painting and drawing from art schools in Sydney. Read more

Rob Howe

Rob is a painter based in the Illawarra. They’ve visited Antarctica twice, once in 2004 on a trip through the Ross Sea, from Hobart to Cape Sound and returning via Macquarie Islands, Campbell Island and Auckland Island; then again in… Read more 

Alison Haynes

I am a scientist (a biologist) and writer. I’m also interested in art. I have an intermittent drawing practice but currently photography is probably my most consistent means of artistic expression. I worked as a journalist and editor/writer before turning to science, and now enjoy a writing practice as part of my wellbeing routine, as well as… Read more

Liz Jeneid

Liz first travelled to Antarctica in 2005, saying of this trip “I am very grateful for this experience, it made me realise that we all should feel responsible for helping to protect this part of the world”. Liz has been an active member of the UOW community, teaching visual arts in the Faculty of Creative Arts from 1983 to 2003. Liz has been part of artist…Read more

Bettina Kaiser

Bettina is a Sydney based interdisciplinary artist with a background in painting.  She has a particular interest in environment and the climate crisis.

Bettina travelled on three cruises to the Antarctica across 2007-2008 – the first two to the Antarctic Peninsula and the third to visit the Emperor Penguin colony on Snow Island. Read more

Janet Laurence

Janet Laurence was awarded the 2021 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship and travelled to Casey research station with the Australian Antarctic Program in early 2022. Janet’s art is Exploring notions of art, science, imagination, memory, and loss, Janet Laurence’s practice examines... Read more

Andrew Netherwood

Andrew is a new media and generative artist, with a particular interest in photography and multimedia design.  Despite my technological focus, I aim to communicate to viewers at a non-intellectual, spiritual level. He travelled to King George Island in 2015 as part of an INACH (Chilean Antarctic) project to study the effects of climate change on terrestrial vegetation communities. My role was primarily as a Read more

Mary Rosengren

A recipient of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Synapse 6 residency program in 2011, Mary’s work overlays images of art and science. Her research of vegetation in extreme environments allowed her to visit the Antarctic Peninsular and undertake residencies in Antarctica. Mary received a Doctorate in Creative Arts from UOW in 2008. Read more.

Trudi Voorwinden

Trudi is an artist and teacher, primarily a drawer and recorder of environments, who has visited both the Arctic and Antarctic as an artist in residence on tourist vessels. Learn more (Trudi’s profile).

Dr Melinda Waterman

A pivotal member of the Antarctic Futures team, Melinda has enjoyed branching out, organising and participating in this transdisciplinary event. As a passionate researcher and science communicator, Melinda has used art for the first time to share stories about gathering moss and how mosses can live in extreme climates like in Antarctica. Read more

Georgia Watson

Georgia is a Research Officer in the Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) program at the University of Wollongong and visited Antarctica for the first time in 2022. Before heading to the white continent, she had expectations of cold, white, muted landscape consisting of ice and snow, a solitary and silent experience that would be mentally challenging to withstand. What I found instead was a place teeming with colour, a station full of brilliant people with exciting stories and a landscape of endless discoveries to be made. Read more