George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845

Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845 is the Library's newest exhibition, drawing together nearly 200 artworks, sketches and books by colonial artist George French Angas, as well as items relating to his life and the places he traveled to.

Angas was the son of George Fife Angas, one of South Australia’s founders, and visitors may recognise landmarks such as Port Lincoln from Winter’s Hill and a scene from Mount Lofty looking over the plains of Adelaide.

Hear from Guy Hansen, Director of Exhibitions, as he tours the Illustrating the Antipodes.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the South Australian Museum, and features works from national and state cultural institutions, as well as private collections. It will travel to the South Australian Museum in 2022.

Illustrating the Antipodes is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.