Planning for the next NZ IceFest 2017


The next NZ IceFest is planned for 2017 (provisionally Fri 29 Sept to Sun 8 Oct) and we are already thinking about themes and content. Ice, the science of climate change, Antarctic logistics and Antarctic heritage are areas we are exploring. We have a special interest in attention-grabbing, large-scale, outdoor installations and projections as well as art-science collaborations.

Whilst we work most closely with our core partners, we are always interested in hearing from organisations and individuals who would like to collaborate with us to deliver dynamic programming for the festival.

The delay in scheduling, (the next festival was due to happen in 2016), is to facilitate alignment with the forthcoming Christchurch Antarctic Strategy from the city's new Antarctic Office.  These important and exciting developments will link the organisations that are based / working through the Antarctic Office more closely whilst providing a central source of information on Antarctic activity.  NZ IceFest will sit either within the Antarctic Office or closely alongside it.

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If you would like to contact us about collaboration, please contact: Shanti Campbell at