Reuters: “ROTHERA BASE, Antarctica – One of the few artists in Antarctica tests out his latest work on the snow — a golden wooden sledge made of bits of old, ornate picture frames.
‘I’ve made a whole series of vehicles, I’ve not made a sledge before,’ said Dobrowolski, a British artist who is the artist in residence at Rothera.
Other nations such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand also sponsor artists on the frozen continent, from composers to painters to poets.
‘Antarctica is an amazing place and few people ever get here,’ said Athena Dinar, spokeswoman for the British Antarctic Survey, which runs Rothera. ‘Artists are very different from other people at the station and can help reach new audiences.'”