Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
One of the greatest-ever photographic records of human survival is revealed in a remarkable exhibition created by Sarner for the Royal Geographical Society. The display brings to life the incredible story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917. At the heart of the exhibition are more than 90 high-resolution images, taken by Shackleton’s official expedition photographer Frank Hurley, and saved by him under the most extreme circumstances to provide a lasting record of the men of the Endurance and their story. Newly digitised images reveal previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival, both before and after their ship was destroyed. Following its highly successful show at the Royal Geographical Society, the exhibition is touring the UK.
LocationLondon and UK Tour
ServicesBranding - Concept Design & Visualisation - Scheme & Detailed Design - Project Engineering & Technical Design - Lighting, Audio, Video - Set Design - Media Production - Graphics - Lighting - Audiovisual - Art Direction - Installation Supervision - Construction & Installation - Support & Maintenance - Upgrades and Extensions - Tour production and Management
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) holds one of the finest collections of original glass plate and celluloid negatives created by Frank Hurley, the official photographer and cinematographer on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The RGS had digitised a number of images directly from originals taken by Hurley. To honour the crew’s epic struggle for survival, the RGS wanted to create a new exhibition that would open to the public exactly 100 years to the day after their crushed ship Endurance sank and they found themselves stranded on the vast ice floes. Meredith Hooper, the Antarctic historian, writer and broadcaster, researched, wrote and curated the exhibition, delivering a fantastic narrative that allowed Sarner to create a moving immersive experience of the drama and emotional journey of the crew, while bringing Hurley’s stunning imagery to the forefront, in addition to some incredibly rare artefacts that were carried through every stage of the crew’s journey.