Sidney Nolan: Antarctic journey
An MPRG exhibition
Sidney Nolan and writer Alan Moorehead visited Antarctica for two weeks in January
1964 as guests of the United States Navy. Nolan recorded his impressions from the air
and on the ground with watercolor sketches and photographs. Once returned to England,
Nolan produced a major body of work from his experiences and impressions.
Nolan’s artistic journey and inspired works captured the imagination of the public and
international media when the works were exhibited in London, New York and Australia
in 1965. The works reveal the mood of the experience and the awe and wonder the artist
felt when faced with this remote landscape.
This fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Rodney James and catalogue raisonné
of the Antarctic series by Geoffrey Smith.