This spring, the Scott Polar Research Institute is holding its first ever online art festival. Featuring work from the Polar Museum's collections, artists with a focus on the polar regions and an evening of film by Inuit film makers, the Big Freeze art festival is the perfect way to wave goodbye to winter.
Watch: Throughout the festival we'll be sharing short films and interviews with a range of artists. Find out about the Inuit traditions that inspire Alaskan artist Art Oomittuk's work, watch a short film about Lesley Burr's residency in the Canadian Arctic and watch a film showing a day in the studio with Theo Crutchley-Mack. The festival finishes with an evening of Inuit films.
Read: The Big Freeze wouldn't be complete without the Big Freeze online exhibition. Featuring work from our participating artists and from the collections of the Polar Museum, the exhibition offers you the opportunity to explore at your own pace.
Do: You can get involved too by joining in with The Big Freeze Challenge: Polar self Portraits! How about a polar self portrait of… yourself? The festival will open with a special online screening of artist and curator Zsuzsanna Ardó's Polar Self Portraits project, and the invitation to you to join in by imagining yourself in the polar regions and creating your own self portrait. Share your image with us using the #BigFreezeArtFest hashtag on social media.