Various terra australis - Early Voyages to Terra Australis - Project Gutenberg Australia

Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.

"Resolution" and "Discovery" weighed anchor and sailed from Adventure Bay at eight o'clock in the morning on the 30th of January 1777. Cook sailed for New Zealand, and explored north discovering the Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ) in February 1778.

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