Emma Stibbon ‘Late Austral Summer in Antarctica’


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http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com Late austral summer in Antarctica. HMS Protector blog 5 The months of February and March are late austral summer in Antarctica, and as we head further south beyond the Antarctic Circle the light hours increase to over 18 hours … Continue reading

Rabley Print Sessions Round Up!


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http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com On Monday (15th April) our weekly Summer Print Sessions term began at Rabley, following on from a very productive and popular Spring Term that finished at Easter.   Last term saw artists such as Nik Pollard and our artist in … Continue reading

Emma Stibbon ‘Progressing South’


In progressing South we pass through the Lemaire Channel, perhaps one of the most scenic places on the planet. HMS Protector Blog 4

11. mts wc

Emma Stibbon ‘Mountains South’ Ink on paper

On the 21st Feb we reach Matha Strait, an area of coastline that HMS Protector has been tasked to chart. A small group of us make landfall to camp overnight on Detaille Island as the survey team need to install a tide guage. It is an amazing experience to sleep out on the ice, although as temperatures reached -15 it is the coldest experience of my life.

12. Detaille Base WEmma Stibbon ‘Detaille Island’ ink on paper

I learn that it is important to establish the periodic rise and fall in tide in order to apply this difference to the sonar measurements of the seabed. Tides varies across the globe; a few millimetres in the West Indies compared to 15 metres back at home in the Bristol Channel. By measuring the tidal difference over a 25 hour period off Detaille Island, the hydrographer can apply this to their calculations to get the true tidal range in the Peninsula area.

Emma Stibbon ‘Sonar and 3D images of the seabed’


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http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com Emma Stibbon ‘Sonar and 3D images of the seabed’ Blog 3 From HMS Protector The ship has an array of monitoring devices onboard, primarily concerned with hydrography and navigation. ‘Sonar data collection on the Bridge’ I am learning about the … Continue reading

Emma Stibbon RA

Erupting volcanos!!!! – Emma Stibbon is elected Royal Academician. A well deserved accolade for a fantastic artist.

'Hverir, Iceland'134 x 187cm Ink on paper, volcanic dust-5266

Visit the Royal Academy Summer exhibition from 10 June—18 August 2013 see: Royal Academy website. Emma Stibbon’s  exhibition  ‘Terra Infirma’ at Rabley Drawing Centre starts 10 November 2013

Emma Stibbon Sails South to Antarctica

6. Deception rockface

Sailing into Deception Island is an experience. The island’s collapsed volcanic cone forms one of the safest natural harbours in the world.

Read more on Emma’s blog from Antarctica

Emma Stibbon ‘Rough Crossing to Deception Island’


Emma Stibbon ‘Rough Crossing to Deception Island’ blog 2 from HMS Protector

6. Deception rockface

Emma Stibbon ‘Deception Rockface’ Ink on paper

After a fairly rough crossing where I became familiar with my bunk we sighted the South Shetland Islands. Sailing into Deception Island is an experience. The island’s collapsed volcanic cone forms one of the safest natural harbors in the world. Continue reading