South Georgia is home to the abandoned whaling industries that were active from 1904 to the 1966. Now lying in ruin, the disused stations are unique sites of industrial heritage amongst a vast glacial wilderness.
Theo strives to record the obscure landscape, often abandoned and remote. Located over 7500 miles from home, these industrial landscapes were an idyllic source of inspiration to begin his most ambitious series of paintings to date.
Having completed this 2 month residency for the South Georgia Heritage Trust an exhibition of paintings and drawings is now touring around several locations in the UK, Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
There is also a 68 page hardback book dedicated to the project, with words from Theo about the project and photographs from inside the rarely documented whaling stations.
'Painting the Whaling Stations of South Georgia' Touring show, exhibition catalogue
A new series will be available in mid 2021