Antarctica: Five Responses

Exhibition and Shows

10 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021 Daily Event

Located at the southernmost part of the globe, Antarctica, with its extreme cold climate, is a challenging destination for the human body and a site of inspiration for artists. Australia’s first expedition – the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) – was led by Adelaide-based Douglas Mawson, who recruited photographer and filmmaker Frank Hurley to document the journey.

This exhibition includes photographs by Hurley, including his iconic photograph, The blizzard, 1912, that depicts two men battling to walk against the force of the wind. Also on display is a recent acquisition by Sidney Nolan, Bea Maddock’s artist book and set of forty photo etchings created after her residency in 1987 and two bodies of work by Adelaide-based Ian North who travelled to Antarctica in 2012 on the one hundredth anniversary of Mawson’s expedition. The aural landscape of Antarctica is captured by sound artist Philip Samartzis, whose recent field recordings convey the dramatically changing conditions he encountered there.

Advances in technology have made Antarctica one of the most surveilled territories on the planet. Paradoxically it remains a site of imaginative projection for creative citizens.


Cafe Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

Event Dates

Daily Event

10 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Lounge room, comfortable 5 seater couch

Adelaide Style Accommodation – Close to City in Stylish North Adelaide

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Enjoy family and friends company in this spacious loungeroom with TV

Adelaide Style Accommodation-City and Beach Luxury Home

Everard Park, Unley

Relax and enjoy the ambiance of this loungeroom

Adelaide Style Accommodation – Getaway in North Adelaide

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Outside Building

Quest on Franklin Apartment Hotel


ASCP entry

Adelaide Showground Caravan Park

Wayville, Unley

Friendly Meeting Chapel open plan apartment

Friendly Meeting Chapel

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Contact Us