Expedition Crew

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Jarvis Cocker


    Jarvis Cocker is an English musician, who fronts the band Pulp. He founded Arabacus Pulp at the age of fifteen while he was still at school. After numerous line-up changes, and a shortening of the name to just Pulp, they found fame in the 1990s with the success of the albums His ‘n’ Hers (1994) and Different Class (1995).
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  • Laurie Anderson

    Laurie Anderson

    Performance artist

    Laurie is one of today’s premier performance artists. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.
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  • Sophie Calle

    Sophie Calle


    Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist.
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  • Martha Wainwright

    Martha Wainwright


    Martha is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. Her style has been described as a melding of folk, rock, country, and chanson singing. In 2007 she joined forces with Annie Lennox and 22 other female artists to raise awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa.
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  • Robyn Hitchcock

    Robyn Hitchcock


    Robyn is an English singer-songwriter and psych folk guitarist who also dabbles in most forms of art, in particular painting and poetry, and has occasionally shown an interest in acting. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar.
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  • KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall


    Since wowing the nation on Later… With Jools Holland, she has become a festival favourite from Glastonbury to T In The Park. KT secured a Mercury Music Prize nomination, outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won a Brit Award, the Ivor Novello Best Song award for writing Suddenly I See and landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Ryuichi Sakamoto


    Sakamoto-san is an
    Academy Award-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo.

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  • Feist



    Leslie Feist is a Canadian singer-songwriter who performs under the name Feist. She soared to international acclaim with her most recent album, The Reminder, which sold more than a million copies worldwide and earned four Grammy nominations. She won five Juno Awards in 2008, including Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year.
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  • Marcus Brigstocke

    Marcus Brigstocke


    Stand-up comic, writer, presenter and actor, Marcus hosts The Late Edition, his own live topical TV show on BBC 4. His experiences from last year’s expedition in the Arctic have feed into a touring show titled Your Time Is Up.

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  • Suzan-Lori Parks

    Suzan-Lori Parks


    Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most exciting and acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog and is a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, among her many other honors.

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  • Vanessa Carlton

    Vanessa Carlton


    Vanessa Carlton is an American soft rock/piano pop singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her debut album, Be Not Nobody was released April 30, 2002, and certified platinum in the U.S. Her third album, Heroes and Thieves, was released on October 9, 2007.

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  • Quentin Cooper

    Quentin Cooper

    Journalist, The Material World BBC

    “For me science isn’t a subject, it’s a perspective…”
    Quentin Cooper presents The Material World – a show that reports on developments across the sciences each Thursday on BBC Radio 4. Quentin joined the 2004 Cape Farewell expedition and we are delighted he is back onboard.

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  • David Buckland

    David Buckland

    Expedition Leader and Artist,

    David Buckland is a designer, artist and film-maker whose lens-based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York. He created and now directs the Cape Farewell project.

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  • Simon Boxall

    Dr Simon Boxall


    Simon Boxall is a lecturer in Oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and Cape Farewell’s science coordinator. He has monitored ocean environments worldwide in force 11 gales and in the compete calm, from the air, space and underwater, tracking and monitoring pollution and environmental impact.

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  • Nicole Krauss

    Nicole Krauss


    Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller, The History of Love, which won France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger and Amazon’s #1 Book of the Year, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. In 2007 she was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

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  • Carol Cotterill

    Dr Carol Cotterill

    Marine and Coastal Geoscientist

    Carol initially trained as a theatre designer, specialising in lighting design, and the effect of colour on the human emotions. However, a rather convoluted path led to re-training as a geoscientist, and working for the British Geological Survey.

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  • Lemn Sissay

    Lemn Sissay


    Lemn Sissay is a British author. His fifth book, Listener, is out this October. He wrote Advice For The Living the inspiration for a concerto at The BBC Proms in 2005, and his piece 21st century poem was on the award winning hit album Leftism by Leftfield. In September Archbishop Desmond Tutu unveiled his poem The Gilt of Cain, a commissioned sculpture and poem.

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  • Jonathan Dove

    Jonathan Dove


    Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music, Jonathan Dove takes opera to new places and reaches new audiences, embracing television opera, operas for the whole family, and large-scale site-specific community operas for hundreds of amateur performers.

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  • Shlomo


    Beatbox Artist

    Shlomo became internationally recognised after his work with Icelandic superstar Bjork was nominated for a Grammy. Shlomo’s beats were then used as the theme to the Athens Olympics, with the Opening Ceremony performance reaching an estimated audience of 4.5 billion worldwide.

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  • Graham Hill

    Graham Hill

    Founder of TreeHugger.com

    Alternately described as serial entrepreneur, do-gooder and designer, Graham Hill started TreeHugger.com in 2004, one of the most respected and trafficked environmental sites on the web. He focuses on pushing sustainability into the mainstream and is co-author of Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living.

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  • Jude Kelly

    Jude Kelly


    Jude is an award winning theatre director. She is currently artistic director at Southbank Centre, and Chair of the Olympic Culture and Education Committee for London 2012.

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  • Mojisola Adebayo

    Mojisola Adebayo

    Theatre Maker

    Writer, performer and star of Moj of the Antarctic, Mojisola is currently developing a play based on Matt Henson’s exploration of the North Pole.

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  • Lori Majewski

    Lori Majewski


    Lori is a media executive, having been an editor-in-chief and founder of Teen People magazine, and an executive editor of Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly. Recently she decided to take a year out to do public service, helping to relaunch the not-for-profit Do Something; the org reaches 11.5 million teens, inspiring and empowering them to make positive change in the world.

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  • Peter Gilbert

    Peter Gilbert

    Film Director

    Peter is one of the three filmmakers and Director of Photography for Hoop Dreams. His film credits include the 1990 Academy Award winning, feature-length documentary, American Dream, directed by Barbara Kopple; A Long Way Home, directed by Michael Apted, and many more.

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  • Sunand Prasad

    Sunand Prasad


    The award winning architectural practice Sunand co-founded is well known for its commitment to sustainable design which puts people at its centre and engages with other arts. Currently President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sunand has taught and lectured in many schools of architecture and elsewhere and lives with his family in a house designed and built with friends.

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  • Joe Smith

    Joe Smith


    Joe works at The Open University, specialising in environmental issues. He is author/editor of books on quality of life (2008) the green movement (2006) and climate change (2003; 2009). He has acted as academic consultant on a number of major BBC climate change commissions, including David Attenborough’s two-parter on BBCOne.

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  • Sam Collins

    Sam Collins


    Sam Collins is an artist, designer and collaborator. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and has in recent years concentrated on the design and production of large-scale art projects, and theatre. Sam has had a long involvement with Cape Farewell and is very excited about finally being on the boat.

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  • Kathy Barber

    Kathy Barber

    Artist and Designer

    Kathy is an Australian artist whose work spans a background in graffiti art and a range of projects including large-scale video projection onto grain silos in the Australian wheat belt, community projects in South London, hijacked billboards and self-powered, portable neon pieces. Her website for Cape Farewell won a UN e-Science award in 2005.

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  • Emily Venables

    Emily Venables


    Emily is an oceanography PhD student from SAMS, working on the impact of mixing between warm cold ocean currents. She began her work with them in 2005, working for a year on the physical oceanography of the West Spitsbergen Shelf. She has since been to sea twice monitoring the change in currents affecting the Arctic and observing important physical processes in the ocean.

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  • Michele Noach

    Michèle Noach


    Australian artist, veteran NME crossword compiler and lenticular expert, Michèle joined the 2004 Cape Farewell expedition, the artwork she created following the expedition is on tour with the Cape Farewell Art & Climate Change exhibition.

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  • Julian Stair

    Julian Stair


    Julian Stair is a potter, academic and writer. He has exhibited internationally over the last 25 years and has work in over twenty public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Council, American Museum of Art & Design, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Boymans Museum, Netherlands.

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  • Teresa Elwes

    Teresa Elwes

    Artist and Activist

    Teresa is a letter designer and carver and an activist. “I have always needed to do both”. After 10 years working with offenders, both in the community and in prison, Teresa now combines her letter carving with running a human rights NGO.

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  • Chris Wainwright

    Chris Wainwright


    Professor Chris Wainwright is the Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, at the University of the Arts London and President of ELIA, (The European League of Institutes of the Arts). He is a member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, Peer Review College and a member of the Tate Britain Council.

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  • Francesca Galeazzi

    Francesca Galeazzi


    Francesca Galeazzi is an architectural engineer working as environmental sustainability specialist. She has been working for Arup and Arup Associates since 1999. Francesca is also a practicing artist, working mainly with sculptural installations and site specific interventions. In 2007 she was awarded a Masters in Fine Art.

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  • David Noble

    David Noble

    Youth leader

    Consultant, researcher, writer, speaker, activist and “something of a rogue” with a crazy vision of an entire generation of young people contributing all they can in the collective response to the global climate crisis.

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  • Luke Bullen

    Luke Bullen


    Luke is an English drummer and percussionist. Bullen joined the band Addict in 1995 and later formed the band Zanderman with Addict’s lead singer Mark Aston. In 2001, Bullen joined Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros where he manned the drumstool for two years. He is currently drumming for (and happily married to) singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.

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  • Tracey Rowledge

    Tracey Rowledge


    Tracey Rowledge works with the traditional materials and techniques of bookbinding and gilding, making books and wall pieces that explore the line between spontaneity and the deliberately crafted. Her work is held in many private and public collections including The British Library, The National Library of Scotland and The National Art Library (V&A).

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  • Nathan Gallagher

    Nathan Gallagher


    Nathan is a photographer, musician and self-confessed geek. He’s made a name for himself in snowboard and ski photography, although his work has taken him all over the world, capturing subjects as diverse as Boris Johnson and backstage Glastonbury.

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  • Dave Smith

    Dave Smith

    British Geological Survey

    Dave Smith is Head of Marine Operations and Engineering at British Geological Survey and is involved in the development of remotely operated coring tools. Over the last 26 years his research has taken him from the ancient volcanoes of North East Atlantic, to the active hydrothermal areas of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and remote areas of the Antarctic and Arctic.

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  • Ruth Little

    Ruth Little

    Dramaturg and Writer

    Ruth Little is an Australian dramaturg, teacher, writer and former academic who lives and works in London, where she is Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre. Much of her work with writers and theatre artists explores the territory at the edge of chaos, and the dynamic relationship between order and disorder.

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  • Vicky Long

    Vicky Long


    Vicky Long has a background in theatre and scenography. Since 2005 she has produced exhibitions, events and film for Cape Farewell. Vicky enjoys working with a wide range of artists, to create work that gets right to the heart of what it is to be living today.
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  • Hannah Bird

    Hannah Bird

    Project Coordinator

    Hannah is a highly experienced project coordinator. For the last nine months she has been managing the Disko Bay expedition and working to make sure everything runs to plan.
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  • Matt Wainwright

    Matt Wainwright

    Camera Man

    Matt works as a sound recordist, cameraman and stills photographer. His main body of work is television documentary, with subjects centred between art, fashion and music. Matt throws himself into new projects with full enthusiasm, and is very excited by the prospect of his second Cape Farewell voyage.
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  • Crew


    Norika Sora (musician/agent)
    Adam Singer (cameraman)
    Zak Piper (cameraman)

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