Kelly covered in The Age

The first piece in Kelly’s exhibition is a landscape of Mawson Station, painted from within the protection of a nearby, specially placed sea container.

“It was secured by these massive steel pins driven into the ice, but that didn’t help when the blizzard hit.”

Knowing bad weather was on the way a scientist from the station brought Kelly back to base.

Once the 130-knot winds had passed, the sea container was found 3km away from where it had been tethered.

“A couple of days later a scientist found my battered little painting,” Kelly said.

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