Art during the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition

Our two science crews from the National Oceanography Centre/Scottish Association of Marine Science and British Geological Survey were joined by over thirty artists. Musicians, composers, poets, playwrights, theatre makers, artists, crafts people, architects, engineers, photographers and youth leaders formed a tremendous crew.

During the expedition, we sent back daily blogs, images and videos to communicate this extraordinary journey to a global audience.

Enter the Disko Bay expedition blog ›

We invite artists to this places of natural beauty and artistic inspiration to see first hand the effects of climate change. The invitation to join the expeditions is simple; come, explore, be inspired. Through witnessing the environment, taking part in stimulating discussion and observing and participating in scientific field research, we enable our voyagers to gain a real connection to the subject matter.  Our ambition is that this experience will inspire all who journey to somehow respond to the Arctic and create work on their return.


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Artist David Buckland heads up the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition crew
Musician Feist joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Jarvis Cocker, musician and frontman of the band Pulp, joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Theatre Maker Mojisola Adebayo joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Musician Martha Wainwright joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Musician KT Tunstall joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Musician Laurie Anderson joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Composer Jonathan Dove joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Artist Kathy Barber joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Musician Ryuichi Sakamoto joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Artist Michele Noach joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Comedian Marcus Brigstocke joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
British author and poet Lemn Sissay joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Musician Vanessa Carlton joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Artist Sophie Calle joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Beatboxer Shlomo joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Artist Tracey Rowledge joins the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition
Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker, Laurie Anderson and Sophie Calle join scientists, artists, writers and more on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition.