ONE of the strangest and most understated exhibitions is weaving its magic at Plymouth Arts Centre.
Australian artist Stephen Eastaugh gives his own take on Antarctica after over-wintering on the frozen continent.
He says: "There are a lot of knots in Antarctica.
"I held on to some, made some, tightened a few, undid some, watched them increase in number or decrease to zero and I painted quite a few.
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"I saw knots as positive symbols and intricate graphic patterns but they could also refer to confinement, limitations and force. Knots were simply safety devices.
"Wind is also measured in knots and in Antarctica many decisions are enforced by the number of knots shown on the weather gauges."
The result is Knot, which continues at the Looe Street venue until February 16.
His painted pieces are done with acrylics and incorporate linen and threads.
Prolific and much-travelled, Stephen has had 80 solo exhibitions and visited over 100 countries.
His work is held in many public spaces including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Very few artists have ever spent a winter in Antarctica. But Stephen is following a long line of those who have visited the far south.
The first, William Hodges, left Plymouth in 1773 with Captain James Cook.
THERE is less time to catch the other current show at the arts centre which is called... Current.
Heidi Morstang's photographs of land and sea are haunting empty places you can fill with your own thoughts.
She is a lecturer in photography at Plymouth University where she is a member of Land/Water, a visual arts research group.
Her exhibition in the restaurant gallery finishes on Sunday.