At the end of his year-long research project at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), Paul Coldwell exhibited his resulting work at the Polar Museum, Cambridge. These new artworks and accompanying publication explore the objects and stories around Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s final expedition, highlighting the tragic unfolding of his attempt to be first to the South Pole. Using printmaking and sculpture, Coldwell re-imagines aspects of this final journey to construct images and objects that explore the sense of loss felt around the world at the news of Scott’s death.
“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work closely with Paul Coldwell on this exciting project, which fulfils the aims of the Polar Museum to encourage artistic responses to the collection …The results of his research are extraordinarily moving, and we are proud to be the first to exhibit them.” – Heather Lane, Keeper of Collections, The Polar Museum, Cambridge.
RE-IMAGINING SCOTT: OBJECTS AND JOURNEYS – Catalogue
This publication has been produced to coincide with the exhibition Re-Imagining Scott: Objects and Journeys in which the artist Paul Coldwell reveals the results of his year-long exploration into the archives at the Scott Polar Research Institute where he has specifically focused on Scott’s final expedition.
Producing work in bronze and glass, screen prints, and a series of postcards, Coldwell explores ideas of journey and loss through objects.