Honouring the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917, our Enduring Eye exhibition is on display in Cheltenham until 24 February 2019.
Nearly 100 newly digitised high resolution images lie at the heart of the exhibition, revealing unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival both before and after their ship was destroyed. The images, taken and saved by the official expedition photographer Frank Hurley, include photos of the interior of the Endurance and detail life on the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, providing a lasting record of the crew and their story.
After being in secure storage at the Society for 80 years, the images can now be viewed as large dimension prints, some standing over two metres in height, providing a sense of awe. The exhibition also includes a selection of archive correspondence between Shackleton and the Society, which sheds light on the planning and preparations made for the expedition prior to departure in 1914.
Enduring Eye was researched, written and curated by the Antarctic historian, writer and broadcaster Meredith Hooper, and draws on original source material from the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as information provided by the descendants of some of the 28 men on board the Endurance.
Enduring Eye: the Antarctic legacy of Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley is on display at The Wilson, Cheltenham until 24 February. Book your tickets now.
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