Wendy is a visual artist, designer and food stylist who was the camp cook and resident artist for Project Antarctica II in 1996 at Bellingshausen, South Shetland Islands.
For twenty years Trusler also cooked and catered across Canada and internationally, feeding tree planters in British Columbia; business leaders in Toronto; and in Antarctica, a table of ten from seven nations and four continents, speaking five languages. In addition to feature film and corporate work, Trusler’s food styling television credits include Canada AM, Breakfast Television and three seasons of Canadian Living Cooks.
Wendy’s art practice encompasses site-responsive installations that incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture and film. Her work has been presented in a variety of contexts from galleries to storefront windows, industrial spaces and parks. Recent projects include Voices at Hand, and Into the Living, a fifteen year survey of her work where she remounted Antarctic Chronicles—the meditation on the fragility of the environment and memory that lay the groundwork for this book.
As Executive Director of the VIEW Foundation, Carol led the pilot civilian clean-up expedition to the Polish Henryk Arctowski research station on the Antarctic Peninsula in 1995, and the Russian-Canadian environmental clean up project on Bellingshausen station in 1995-1996.
She worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Rwanda, Sudan and East Timor and has presented before the World Trade Organization and the Canadian Parliament on humanitarian issues. Carol ran human rights courses in the Asia-Pacific with the Diplomacy Training Program, University of New South Wales. She consults for the Museum of AIDS in Africa, Dignitas International and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, amongst others.
Carol’s writing credits include Determination about Tibetan women in the diaspora and Human Rights: The Essential Reference by Oryx Press. She has written for Border Crossing, Wallpaper, The Medical Post, Australian Style and Vogue Entertaining and Travel. Carol won first prize for Australia in the David T. K. Wong Short Story Competition, PEN International in 2000.
An accomplished photographer, Sandy has photographed for books such as Chow Down: A Cookbook of Mostly Asian Recipes by Geoff Lindsay (Allen & Unwin), The Granite Club Cookbook: Nigel Didcock and Day in Life of Australia by Nickelodeon.
His photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, at World Expo in Lisbon, at FotoFeis in Scotland, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He is also the winner of two Kobal Awards and a World Press Photo Award, as well as several Canadian, Australian and U.S. magazine awards. Sandy went to Antarctica as guest photographer in 1996 with a group of Australian doctors studying hypothermia in penguins.
Sandy’s most recent photographic book, 0-100, portraits of people aged 0 to 100, was published by Up Inc. in April 2011, as a limited edition book and application. 0-100, including its app received an award from Applied Arts and received high praise online and in magazines such as Fast Company. Sandy’s photographic book, 2nd, was exhibited in Toronto at Tatar Gallery and Sydney at the Australian Centre for Photography and was published by Magenta Foundation. His solo exhibitions, Lifts and Suburban Fetish, toured Australia, the UK, Canada and Eastern Europe.
His work has been published in Rolling Stone, New York Times Magazine, Art and Text, Brick, Wired, the Weekend Guardian, Toronto Life, In Style and Time. His major clients include Nike, Bank of Montreal, Nokia, Ogilvy & Mather and Soulpepper Theatre.
Patrick Shaw is a partner in The ABCC book project. He is an accomplished international business leader and one of the world’s leading authorities on expedition travel to the Polar Regions. Working in the adventure travel industry for twenty years, Patrick built and led the two largest polar travel companies. His companies have covered more territory and made more first landings and discoveries than any other company or country in the Polar Regions.
Patrick successfully pioneered the development of affordable access to remote destinations by introducing the use of purpose built ice-class vessels for travellers. He coordinated the largest event in Antarctic history at Deception Island during the millennium celebrations. He is active within the world of polar politics and keenly supports educational opportunities for people who wish to use hands-on experience with nature to become ambassadors for environmental protection.
the office of gilbert li
The Office of Gilbert Li is a full-service graphic design studio based in Toronto. Working closely with a clientele of publishers, artists, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, and creative services companies, they specialize in the development of editorial projects, print communications, and promotional materials.
Infused with intelligence, delight, beauty and craftsmanship, the studio’s work regularly receives accolades from the most prestigious design organizations and publications such as AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, Communication Arts and Applied Arts.
Gilbert Li, who founded the studio in 2004, sits on the board of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, is an accredited member of RGD Ontario, and lectures regularly on design. When he’s not obsessing about fonts he’s carefully pondering what’s for lunch.
All the VIEW Foundation volunteers, David Young, Donna Bartolini, Nancy Payne, Sarah Brohman, Sara Angel, Cameron Taylor, T.M. & Marjorie Devine, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Soojin Cha, R K Headland and Dr. Paul Berkman, Heather Lane, Naomi Boneham and Lucy Martin of the Scott Polar Research Institute, The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, The Russian Antarctic Expedition: Lena Nikolaeva, Dr. Valery Lukin, Victor Pomelov and the 1995-1996 Bellingshausen base team, Carmen Djunko, Mountain Equipment Coop, Stephen Bulger Gallery, OSC Cross.