Antarctica: Bravery in the landscape

Panel Discussion: Antarctica: Bravery in the landscape
Where: Library conference room, Level 1, DuhigBuilding (2), University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane
When: Thursday 7 March, 3pm-4pm

Join the panel discussion responding to the exhibition If Pain Persists: Linde Ivimey Sculpture with Dr Sylvie Shaw, artist Linde Ivimey and exhibition curator Louise Martin-Chew. The title of the discussion is inspired by the Ice Warriors series of work that Linde Ivimey made following her trip to Antarctica to take part in celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s expedition. In this series, the figure of Sir Douglas Mawson appears in a thickly insulated, hooded suit. His bony face is encrusted with ice, yet his carved wooden feet are bare and exposed, evoking church statuary and symbolising his humanity and sacrifice.

Antarctica as a ‘destination’ has taken on new meaning in the 21st century with the rise of cultural tourism, the search for resources and the impact of climate change. Portrayed as a heroic figure in the landscape, Mawson’s leadership and resilience have been memorialised, as Antarctica undergoes irrevocable change.

During the panel discussion, Mawson-related items from the Fryer Library collection will be on view in the conference room.

Free. All welcome.
Afternoon tea served after the discussion.
RSVP by Monday 4 March to events or phone 07 3346 4328.
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