Friday, 20 March 2009

Greenland - Travels in an Amazing Place: a lunchtime talk by Margaret Sharrow

View from the Greenland coastal ferry, heading north from Nuuk.
Copyright Margaret Sharrow, 2009.

Thursday 26 March, 1pm
School of Art, Aberystwyth University, room 206

What is Greenland like?
Isn't it awfully cold there?
What is it like to stand by a glacier?
Can you really tell if global warming is happening there?

These and many other questions will be answered in a talk illustrated with photos and anecdotes, by third year fine art student Margaret Sharrow.

Last summer Margaret spent over three weeks taking photographs and travelling up and down the west coast of Greenland, the world's largest island and one of its most remote cultures. Located between Iceland and Canada, straddling the cultures of native Greenlanders, its Danish colonial heritage, and the global media culture, Greenland is also the home of some of the world's most stunning scenery.

For more information about Greenland, click around this website.

For more information about Margaret Sharrow, visit her art blog, online portfolio, or public Facebook page, or e-mail her at

For a map showing the location of the School of Art, visit here.

27 March 2009

Many thanks to all those who attended my talk, and asked such good questions. And also thanks to the people who apologised for not being able to attend: your good wishes were much appreciated.I have enough material for many more talks about Greenland, so stay tuned to my blogs!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sisimiut views

All images copyright Margaret Sharrow 2009

Monday, 16 March 2009

Alternative photographic processes portfolio

Nuuk 2, mixed media

Nanortalik 4, Van Dyke brown print

Nanortalik 5, mixed media on paper

Ilulissat 2, mixed media on paper

Nanortalik 6, mixed media

All images copyright Margaret Sharrow, 2008

Digital art photography portfolio

Ilulissat 1

Nanortalik 1

Nanortalik 2

Nanortalik 3

All images copyright Margaret Sharrow, 2008

Nuuk's colonial harbour

All photographs copyright Margaret Sharrow, 2008

Flying in to Kangerlussuaq

All photographs copyright Margaret Sharrow 2008

Nuuk apartment blocks

All photographs copyright Margaret Sharrow 2008

Nuuk cemeteries

All photographs copyright Margaret Sharrow, 2008