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My Antarctic Diary

In 2005 Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow. Every night on the six week voyage aboard the Aurora Australia she emailed children around Australia ( and the world ) describing her experiences and asking the kids to draw and send her their interpretations of them. 

She arrived home to a huge pile of envelopes full of drawings and used some of the drawings to create the Kids Antarctic Art exhibition, a collaboration of the children’s drawings and her design and colour.

The Kid's Antarctic Art Exhibition opened at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2007 and has been shown in many places since. All profits from the images go to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

You can read Alison's entire Antarctic Diary here (PDF 3.98MB).