16 November 2021

Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845

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Kangaroos are chased across the Australian landscape by dogs in this scene.

George French Angas (artist) and James William Giles (lithographer), Kangaroo Hunting near Port Lincoln, Albert Peak in the Distance, South Australia, 1847, colour lithograph, National Library of Australia, nla.cat-vn8059925.

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 travels. It will be open from Monday 15 November 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022.

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.

Entry to this exhibition is free and no bookings are required.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the South Australian Museum, and features works from national and state cultural institutions, as well as private collections. It will travel to the South Australian Museum in 2022.

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.

The details

What: Illustrating the Antipodes exhibition
When: 15 November 2021 to 30 January 2022, 9 am to 5 pm (except Christmas Day)
Where: National Library of Australia
Cost: Free entry.

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