Aurora

Name: Aurora

Location: Canterbury Museum

Sponsor: Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)

Design Inspiration

Aurora’s design was inspired by the international collaboration amongst all Antarctic Treaty nations.

The images of the people on the front represent the range of research, operations and logistics provided by the national Antarctic programmes year-round in Antarctica. The images are the work of Chilean artist Pablo Ruiz Teneb, illustrator, graphic design specialist and currently Head of Design at Instituto Antártico Chileno. The back graphic was designed by the British Antarctic Survey and represents international cooperation in the Antarctic.

Each national flag being from a country that has signed the Antarctic Treaty-a document that proclaims the Antarctic a place for peace and science. The solid colours of white, black and red represent the pristine icy landscape, the deep darkness of winter, and the red COMNAP community logo.

Artist: Pablo Ruiz Teneb

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