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
boxed set of 40 photo etchings with letterpress title page on 21 sheets of white Magnani paper
printer's proof from edition of 10
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 ...".
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
Not on display
© Estate of Bea Maddock
Shown in 1 exhibition
Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004
Referenced in 3 publications
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