Name: Shackleton

Location: Commodore Hotel

Created by: Ira Mitchell

Sponsor: Commodore Hotel

Design Inspiration

Christchurch has a long history of involvement with the Antarctic, from the early days of Southern Ocean exploration, as a vital port during the heroic era expeditions of discovery and the scientific age of the International Geophysical Year, through to today as a hub of Antarctic research and logistics. Inspired by our history of exploration and in particular Sir Ernest Shackleton, artist Ira Mitchell has created this stunning design, which was painted onto the penguin during this year’s ‘Days of Ice’.

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins