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Ex-College student embarks on trip to the Antarctic
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Pembrokeshire based artist Theo Crutchley-Mack needs no introduction – after being tipped as an emerging artist in 2014, he is currently preparing for a trip of a lifetime to South Georgia, an island which sits south east of the Falklands.
After completing Level 3 Interactive Media at Pembrokeshire College in 2012, Theo graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in Drawing in 2015. And now, as part of a newly established artist in residence scheme, Theo will spend two months in Grytviken on a disused whaling station. Theo commented, “All of my art materials have already been shipped from Bristol Docks to the island. When I arrive in December, it will be summertime and there will be a small team of staff nearby who look after visitors so I won’t be completely alone.”
Theo’s paintings range from architectural industry to muddy creeks where abandonment features regularly. He is looking forward to seeing the landscape in person to tap in to the atmospheric gloom that surrounds the dark industry, saying “I have shipped over large canvases which I hope to eventually mount to the industrial structures to have something along the lines of an outdoor exhibition. I hope the severe weather conditions will have an interesting effect!”
Theo will return to the UK in February 2018 and will dedicate the year to create a large body of work for a touring exhibition in 2019. Pembrokeshire College’s Interactive Media tutor, Denys Bassett-Jones said, “As a student we saw he had great creative talent and we were delighted to help him realise his ambitions to become such a successful artist. We wish Theo the very best of luck for his expedition!”
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Photo: JUNO in mixed media, 91cm x 76cm by Theo Crutchely-mack