Witness the incredible beauty of this vast continent through the eyes of the
intrepid Australian Photographers who have given us these haunting and icy
images. From the early days of glass lantern slides and cumbersome cameras, to the
beauty of contemporary Antarctic panoramas this photographic display is a
must see show.
The South Australian Museum has a fantastic collection of artefacts from the
renowned South Australian explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. In addition a number
of the photographs and artefacts in this exhibition come from the University
of Adelaide's Mawson Antarctic Collection.
Two of the expeditions of Mawson are portrayed in this show through the work
of one of Australian greatest photographers, Frank Hurley. Another
highlight is the images captured of the doomed Shackleton's Endurance
Expedition - the haunted faces of the men who waited many months to be
rescued are dramatic images of desperation.
....that sweep of savage splendour ....shows the reality of life in the
harsh Antarctic environment - it depicts the beauty , the drama and the
isolation of this magnificent continent. The exhibition which is showing at
the SA Museum until 30 September is a truly stunning collection of
photographs and a must see by everyone!
photo, c. 1916,
Royal Geographic Society