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New Zealand born 1954

Antarctic Inventory, Al #16 Hot Lips 2008
Collection Title: At the End of the Earth, 2008
Materials & Technique: photographs, pigment print Edition: Editions of 10

Dimensions: image 46.6 h x 70.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.1486

Noble’s series At the end of the earth examines man-made interventions in the immaculate terrain. Noble’s approach challenges the expected, romanticised representation of the Antarctic as heroic, sublime and unpeopled and instead depicts it as a place where ordinary people live and work. A place where people – like the early explorers before them – use humour to make easier a daily existence far from home.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra