Gateway to Antarctica

  • Location: Maritime Centre
  • From: March 26, 2015     To: April 8, 2015
Gateway to Antarctica

A new exhibition titled 'Gateway to Antarctica' is set to open at the Iziko Maritime Centre. The exhibition, comprising 12 paintings of historical ships that have sailed the Southern Ocean to Antarctica, were created by South African maritime artist, Peter Bilas. The paintings were mounted on South Africa’s previous Antarctic research and supply ship, the SA Agulhas, and are owned by the Directorate: Southern Oceans and Antarctic Support, Department of Environmental Affairs. With the support of the owner, the public will have the opportunity to view the paintings before they are mounted in the new ship, the SA Agulhas II. The exhibition can be viewed Monday to Sunday from 10h00 until 17h00.

For enquiries, contact curator, Thys van der Merwe on Tel: 021 467 7201 or email

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