Ambika P3 Presents: Out of Ice


Elizabeth Ogilvie in association with British Antarctic Survey

17 January – 9 February 2014
Private View:  Thursday 16 January,18.30 – 20.30
Admission free

OUT OF ICE by Scottish artist Elizabeth Ogilvie is a dramatic new exhibition comprising environments created with ice and ice melt, constructions, films and projections of ice systems. It is an exploration of the poetics of ice with much of it created through collaborations with Inuit in Northern Greenland, reflecting on their deep and sustaining relationship with ice. It also presents film from the scientific expedition from Antarctica, the Lake Ellsworth Consortium led by Martin Siegert and supported by British Antarctic Survey. Presented in the vast two-tiered underground spaces of Ambika P3, the exhibition opens on 17 January 2014 and admission is free.

The use and knowledge of the ice-covered sea remains the pillar of the Inuit’s identity and resilience and their most prized intellectual treasure. Immersive and contemplative, the exhibition seeks to portray the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water whilst drawing attention to ice processes. It suggests that absence of ice poses a real danger to our planet. Describing the presence of ice in the world from a human perspective, it reveals the observational traditions of fieldwork, combined with visual splendour.

Described as one of the most significant artists of her generation in Scotland, Elizabeth Ogilvie has a strong track record in realising large scale projects which challenge conventions. Her work is a fusion of art, architecture and science, with water and ice as the main focus for her practice

About Elizabeth Ogilvie
Elizabeth Ogilvie was in born Aberdeen and lives and works in Fife, Scotland. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally: recent major solo shows include Dundee Contemporary Arts and Contemporary Art Space Osaka [CASO] and over the last couple of decades the artist has had solo shows in the Arnolfini, Fruitmarket, Mead, Talbot Rice Gallery, CCA, Stephen Lacey Gallery, Odapark Netherlands, Daegu C.A.C., South Korea and earlier in the Serpentine. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh where she was a lecturer. http://www.elizabethogilvie.com

About Ambika P3
Ambika P3 is the University of Westminster’s space for contemporary art and architecture, presenting a public programme of solo and group exhibitions, education projects, talks and events. Dedicated to innovation, experimentation and learning the programme has been conceived as a laboratory and meeting place for practitioners, industry and academia. Recent exhibitions include Jannis Kounellis, Anthony McCall, David Hall and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.

Funders and supporters for Out of Ice include
Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, The Russell Trust.
Out of Ice tours to Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Japan in October 2014.

Listings details for Ambika P3 
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Entrance via gate opposite Baker Street tube
Nearest tube: Baker Street
T: +44 (0)20 7911 5876

Opening Hours: 
17 January – 9 February 2014 (please note new dates)
Daily except Mondays
Tue – Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 12 – 6pm

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