Artistic Commission Winner Announced

SGHT has just unveiled a new artistic commission to shine a light on the story of humankind and the resurgence of the wildlife of South Georgia.
Watch our live Press Launch here.

The winning artist is Scottish sculptor Michael Visocchi, with his work called ‘Commensalis – the Spirit Tables of South Georgia’. This site-specific piece will be situated on South Georgia at the Grytviken Whaling Station, with Michael’s concept drawing inspiration from a number of sources to tell the island’s powerful story of an eco-system in recovery.

Watch our short film to hear Michael talking about his work and find out more about the island and its wildlife.

Read more here: http://www.sght.org/commission-grytviken-whaling-station-south-georgia/

Press coverage:

BBC Article and News feature: South Georgia whaling: Antarctic art marks a dark past

Michael Visocchi and SGHT CEO Alison Neil will also appear on Radio 4  arts show “Front Row” 7.15-7.45pm 18th November 2020