High Arctic is an immersive, interactive environment which uses sculptural forms, poetry, an evocative soundtrack and cutting-edge technology to create a unique installation unlike anything you've experienced before.

As you explore the environment built from over 3000 columns, you'll discover five interactive light pools, each with a different theme. Uncover the secrets and soak up the extraordinary atmosphere, listening to the voices and ghosts of the Arctic – past, present and future.

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Praise for High Arctic

"A remarkable exhibition... could set the standard in exhibition design in London for the coming years" – Blueprint

"A complete and utter triumph" – Spoonfed

"at the forefront of new technology and hugely topical" – Evening Standard

The High Arctic expedition

sunset on Noordelicht

High Arctic was conceived as a response to Matt Clark of United Visual Artists' 2010 expedition to the Svalbard archipelago with Cape Farewell. Matt’s trip brought him into contact with scientists, poets, musicians and polar bears. He saw vast tundra, monochromatic rainbows and huge chunks of ice falling from calving glaciers.

Thanks to...

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Cape Farewell logo

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Please note: this exhibition has now closed

Exhibition dates: Until 8 January 2012

Visitor enquiries: 020 8312 6565

Our visitors have said

"This is amazing – my children loved playing with the torches..."

"Fantastic exhibition, makes you think about the fragility of the world we live in..."

High Arctic competition – Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our High Arctic competition. We shortlisted six groups to attend our prize day on 9 January. From these entries, our judges chose a winning group from each age category. See the finalists and the winning entries

High Arctic Competition finalists collage