5 March 2022 - 8 May 2022
George French Angas, Port Lincoln from Winter's Hill, 1845, Art Gallery of South Australia 0.621

Illustrating the Antipodes

Presented by the National Library of Australia, in partnership with SAM

FREE exhibition. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845 is the Library's newest exhibition, drawing together nearly 200 artworks, sketches and books by colonial artist George French Angas, as well as items relating to his life and the places he traveled to.

Angas was the son of George Fife Angas, one of South Australia’s founders, and visitors may recognise landmarks such as Port Lincoln from Winter’s Hill and a scene from Mount Lofty looking over the plains of Adelaide.

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Photo credit: Charles Baugniet, George French Angas, 1848, watercolour, National Library of Australia, nla.cat-vn7049890

Hear from Guy Hansen, Director of Exhibitions, as he tours the Illustrating the Antipodes.

The exhibition features works from national and state cultural institutions, as well as private collections.

Illustrating the Antipodes is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

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