Nov 19 2020

Stuck in the Ice

The Endurance was a three masted ship in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic in on his ill fated 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

It was sunk on 21st November 1915, after being crushed by pack ice in the Weddel Sea, but not before Frank Hurley, the expedition’s photographer, captured her for eternity in arguably his most famous photograph.

The children in Tamar Class have responded to Hurley’s incredible image with a series of white on black drawings. They used white conte pastels, white chinograph pencils and compressed charcoal to create their haunting images: