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Under the Stars with Sylvia Rosenblum

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The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific Ocean aboard HMS Endeavour, from 1768 to 1771. One of the aims of this first expedition was to observe the 1769 Transit of Venus across the Sun on 3–4 of June that year. This event was the catalyst for Under the Stars, a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Cara Pinchbeck was one of the two curators and she joined Sylvia to tell us more.

Julie Freeman
Gulaga 2009
woodblock print, 45.5 x 60.5 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors Group 2012
© Julie Freeman
Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling
***This image may only be used in conjunction with editorial coverage of Under the stars on display 21 Mar – 20 Sep 2020, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This image may not be cropped or overwritten. Prior approval in writing required for use as a cover. Caption details must accompany reproduction of the image. *** Media contact: Hannah.McKissock-Davis@ag.nsw.gov.au *** Local Caption *** ***This image may only be used in conjunction with editorial coverage of Under the stars on display 21 Mar – 20 Sep 2020, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This image may not be cropped or overwritten. Prior approval in writing required for use as a cover. Caption details must accompany reproduction of the image. *** Media contact: Hannah.McKissock-Davis@ag.nsw.gov.au

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