'Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845' is the National 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.
Angas was the son of 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.
The exhibition will be on show in Canberra from Monday 15 November 2021 until Sunday 30 January 2022. Entry is free and no bookings are required.
Presented in partnership with the South Australian Museum, the exhibition 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.
This is a free event.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.