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George Marston: Shackleton’s Antarctic Artist

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Part of the Antarctic Talk Season 2022

24th February 2022 7pm

On zoom & in person

George Marston was an artist who accompanied Sir Ernest Shackleton on two expeditions to the Antarctic. He lived in the Petersfield area for much of his life and taught at local school, Bedales. During Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition, Marston created the artwork for Aurora Australis, the first book to be produced in the Antarctic. A copy of this book is now in the collection at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens.In this talk, Elisha Mason (Assistant Curator, Petersfield Museum) will share more about the life and work of Marston and the process of curating an exhibition about him at Petersfield Museum

This event will take place in person at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre and will be broadcasted on zoom live.
In-Person: Seats in the barn will be socially distanced, mask wearing is at your own discretion. There will be refreshments on sale.
Zoom: A link will be sent to you the morning of the event, which you will be able to follow to hear the talk and see the slides as you would a normal zoom talk. You will be able to ask questions via the chat.
Tickets are the same price regardless, please choose how you would like to hear the talk below.
If circumstances change and you need to swap, that’s fine. It’s just so we know how many people are interested in each method.

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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