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Bea Maddock

(Australia 13 Sep 1934 – )

Title
Forty pages from Antarctica
Year
1988
Media category
Print
Materials used
boxed set of 40 photo etchings with letterpress title page on 21 sheets of white Magnani paper
Edition
printer's proof from edition of 10
Dimensions

50.2 x 70.0 cm each sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner verso parts b-v, pencil "... Bea.M.". Signed and dated l.r. part v, pencil "Bea. Maddock '88 ...".
Credit
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
Accession number
46.2000.a-v
Copyright
© Bea Maddock
Location
Not on display
Further information

In January - February 1987 Maddock visited Antarctica with two other artists, Jan Senbergs and John Caldwell, invited as part of the Australian Antarctic Division's 'Artists in Antarctica' programme. While alighting at Heard Island she seriously injured her knee and leg (she was permanently disabled by the accident) and was unable to continue to the mainland. However, she spent some time on the island itself drawing the coastline, and from the ship and her cabin window the Antarctic landmass. Upon her return to Launceston Bea Maddock developed these into this suite of etchings, completed in April 1988.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (3)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2000, 'Year in review', pg. 8-20, Sydney, 2000, 8.

Peter Boyer, Antarctic journey: three artists in Antarctica, 'Introduction', pg. 1-3, Canberra, 1988, 48. The Gallery's print was not exhibited in the exhibition, however, the artist's notes describing the preparatory drawings for the work are detailed in the catalogue.

Anne Ryan, Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Sydney, 2004. cat.no. 30

Exhibition history (1)

Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004