Capturing Starlight

WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle

Saturday 4 November 2023 – Sunday 17 March 2024

Free exhibition with Museum entry Balcony Gallery

Chloe Bartram brings together an exhibition revealing the dynamic relationship between artistry and documentation. 

The State Library of Western Australia houses an insightful collection connected to the 1922 Wallal solar eclipse expedition. This exhibition saw a delegation of international scientists and astronomers journey to the north-west of Western Australia to witness a solar eclipse, capture starlight and verify Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. 

Inspired by the collection, Capturing Starlight explores the tension between the photographic image as art and evidence through archival photography, fieldwork, and artefacts.

Be taken on a journey through time where art and archive intersect and uncover the past in new ways.

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