Author(s): Grahame Sydney
This outstanding collection of photographs from one of New Zealand's most pre-eminent artists, Grahame Sydney, pays homage to the Antarctic landscape. At the invitation of Antarctica New Zealand, Sydney travelled to Antarctica in November-December 2003, and again in October 2006. His photographs reveal an extraordinary terrain that is solemn, sparse and poised with a magnificent stillness. Exploring a continent that appears at first glance to be devoid of colour, warmth or comfort, each image celebrates the rare flashes of astonishing beauty that can be found in the bleakest, most inhospitable region of Earth. First published October 2008.
Shortlisted for BPANZ Book Design Awards: Illustrated Book 2009.
Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand's major artists, best known for his glorious landscapes of Central Otago. Born in Dunedin in 1948, Sydney gained a BA from the University of Otago, worked as a secondary school teacher and travelled overseas before embarking on a full-time artist career in 1974. Working in oils, watercolours, tempera, etchings and lithographs, his paintings have been widely exhibited and are held in private and public collections around the world. In 2003 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to painting.