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Frédéric Mouchet - The South Australia of the French Explorers


See the State Library of South Australia to learn more and organise your visit to this exhibition.

Date: 8 June 2016 to 14 August 2016
Time: 10am to Varies
Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing
Note: Free entry

In the 18th and 19th centuries the French explored the spectacular coastline of Australia. Now over 200 years later, French photographer Frédéric Mouchet has retraced their steps to capture the environment not unlike what the seafaring explorers originally saw.

On display for the first time in Australia, see these stunning contemporary photographs of Kangaroo Island, Encounter Bay - Victor Harbor, Spencer Gulf and Great Australian Bight.

Mouchet's work draws a parallel between his contemporary photographs and the historical drawings showing the Aboriginal people, Australian fauna and flora the explorers encountered. View examples of such drawings from the collections of the State Library as part of the complementary exhibition, Chance encounter - French Influence in South Australia.

View the Library's open hours for this exhibit.

This exhibition is proudly supported by the Embassy of France in Australia, Atkins Photo Lab, Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide and Creative France SA.