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Fortitudo - the paintings of Paola Folicaldi Suh

Wed 4 - Sun 14 Oct 2017
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Fortitudo - Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance 1914 - 1917 through the paintings of Paola Folicaldi Suh

With the exhibition Fortitudo, Paola Folicaldi Suh brings new life to the dramatic history of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic in the Endurance during 1914-1917.

Folicaldi devoted more than two years to studying the expedition and evoking the spirit and atmosphere through an epic painting cycle. She has worked partly from black and white photographs brought back by Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, but by turning them into paintings she has breathed life and character into the people and events, and has succeeded in re-creating the atmosphere, the lighting, and the drama and peril of the expedition in a way never previously achieved.

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Kahukura (Engineering & Architectural Studies building)
Entrance off Moorhouse Avenue

Ticket info

FREE
No booking required.

Image © Paola Folicaldi Suh

Presented by

Instituto Italiano Di Cultura Sydney
Ambasciata d'Italia Wellington

Partners

The Antarctic Office
Exhibition hanging by Integrale Design Art
 

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Ara Institute of Canterbury
130 Madras Street
Christchurch

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Kahukura (Engineering & Architectural Studies building)
Entrance off Moorhouse Avenue