‘Accessible Arctic’ Photographic Exhibition: 25 June – 15 July, 2012
The High Commission of Canada is pleased to present ‘Accessible Arctic’ at the Public Hall of the High Court of Australia from 25 June until 15 July.
This photographic exhibition was put together to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 2009. Canadian Geographic, the society’s magazine has featured stories on the Arctic since 1930 and all the photographs featured in ‘Accessible Arctic’ have appeared in this publication over the years. Assembled and curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature, ‘Accessible Arctic’ has been displayed all around the world.
This body of work brings the beauty of Canada’s north to an Australian audience and speaks to its past, present and future. These quintessential images of nature and life in the Arctic also remind us of the vast treasure held in trust for future generations.
International Polar Year in 2012 has captured the world’s imagination. Canada hosted the IPY Montreal 2012 Conference “From Knowledge to Action” in April, which was attended by over 3000 polar scientists, policy makers and business leaders. In addition, in 2013 Canada will chair the Arctic Council, as well as mark the centenary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. Australia will also celebrate in 2013 with the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Although our nations are poles apart, ‘Accessible Arctic’ showcases Canada’s far north, providing reference and contrast to Australia’s most southern experience.
What: ‘Accessible Arctic’ Photographic Exhibition
Where: Public Hall, High Court of Australia
When: Monday 25 June – Sunday 15 July, 2012
9:45 am – 4:30 pm weekdays
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sundays