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Chris Dobrowolski

Image by Chris Dobrowolski. Design by John Hunter for Ruler.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place in the world, home to a few scientists, engineers and medical professionals all at the top of their game. Every day is about survival. Every day is about saving the planet. 

Then Chris came along to make some Art.

For three and a half months Chris lived and worked alongside the team at the British Antarctic Survey. He discovered that sometimes it’s very difficult to justify your position as an Artist whilst everyone around you is a Hero. 

Following on from Chris’ acclaimed show All Roads Lead to Rome this is an adventure story about overcoming hardships and celebrating difference via tales of carnivorous ducks, Ladybird books and a sledge built out of gold picture frames.

“I’m an unashamed fan of Chris’ work and his performance-lectures are worth second and even third looks… grab your Ladybird book of art appreciation and get along.”

Steve Hawthorne (BBC Radio Suffolk)

Interview on Radio Suffolk with Chris talking about Antarctica

For more information on this project download the touring pack or contact Mark Godber at

Date Title Venue City
10 September 2021 Antarctica New Mills Festival Art Trail Spring Bank
1 August 2019 Antarctica Let's Talk About the Anthropocene Festival Brighton
8 November 2018 Antarctica Civic Theatre Chelmsford
22 November 2016 Antarctica South Street Arts Reading Reading
15 November 2016 Antarctica Brighton Dome Brighton
2 November 2016 Antarctica Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
29 September 2016 Antarctica Folkestone Quarterhouse, SALT Festival Folkestone
8 July 2016 Antarctica Spital Festival Chesterfield
7 July 2016 Antarctica Cambridge Junction Cambridge
16 June 2016 Antarctica The Spring Havant
3 June 2016 Antarctica Salisbury International Arts Festival Salisbury
25 May 2016 Antarctica Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield
4–6 May 2016 Antarctica Shoreditch Town Hall London
23 April 2016 Antarctica The Old Fire Station Oxford
10 March 2016 Antarctica The ShowRoom Chichester
20 October 2015 Antarctica Wimbledon College of Arts London
10 September 2015 Antarctica New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
Image by Chris Dobrowolski. Design by John Hunter for Ruler.