Exhibition Installs - Latitude 79
Australian Centre for Photography
Victoria Hynes from the
Morning Herald described it as such:
" In a shift from the mythic to the heroic, Peter Fitzpatrick recreates the adventures of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Constructed photos and memorabilia from his fateful expedition are presented as real artifacts. Flags, maps, pipes and stopwatches are contained within a display cabinet alongside portraits of the windburnt, frozen faces of the Antarctic team. The room notes state that only one of the artefacts is genuine; it is up to the viewer to discern the fakes from the original."
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
The audience wanted to 'believe' in the myth. I experimented in telling some people how the images came about to which the majority had a less than favorable reaction. Once the myth was dispelled audience members felt some type of loss, as if reality had caught up with them again.
Port Chalmers Maritime Museum
Opened 20th July
Artist Talk 2pm Sunday 27th July
Approximately 200 people attended the opening. The exhibition was opened by Antarctic explorer Murray Ellis.
For this exhibition I used large prints on canvas which worked well in the small gallery.
Approximately 1400 people visited
the Museum during the exhibition.
At the opening Murray Ellis talked about his Antarctic adventures with Sir Edmond Hilary, Peter Cole introduced the show and I thanked the people of Port Chalmers for their support and the numerous roast dinners.
Plimsoll Gallery Hobart
opened Friday 1st April
Latitude 79 degrees 50 Minutes South was included in a group show curated by Painter Paul Zika titled Looking South.
This exhibition explored notions of Antarctica and included the works of Chris Cree Brown, Stephen Eastaugh, Sue Lovegrove and David Stephenson.
Looking South was opened by Associate Professor Andrew McMinn, Director, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania and Director, International Antarctic Institute.
30 July - 20 October 2005
Adams Art Gallery , Wellington NZ
Historically, Antarctica has captivated artists who have been compelled to represent its unfamiliar vistas. Whilst half of the artists in Breaking Ice have ventured south, others have been inspired by their own fanciful imaginings of Antarctica. As a result many of the works draw on archival material, popular imagery and the artists’ own perceptions of this great white continent. In Breaking Ice , fact and fiction, reality and illusion collide.
Breaking Ice , curated by Sophie McIntyre, includes work by Stella Brennan (NZ); Phil Dadson (NZ); Fiona Davies (AUS); Stephen Eastaugh (AUS); Peter Fitzpatrick (AUS); Anne Noble (NZ); Stuart Shepherd (NZ); and David Stephenson (AUS).
Frank Hurley's and Anne Noble's work opposite mine.