Barbara Rae: The Northwest Passage Special Edition

In 2015 painter and printmaker Barbara Rae RA followed in the footsteps of explorer Dr John Rae on a journey through Greenland. In this impressive publication, with fine texts by Duncan Macmillan, Tom Muir and Tagak Curley, the reader is immersed in the frozen landscape of the Arctic.

To accompany this special edition of the book, Rae created the etching, Sea Ice Bellot Strait. Produced in a limited edition of 50, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Material Hardback
Dimensions 29.46 x 1.78 x 24.13cm
SKU 02088190

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In 1846, inspired by living life on the edge, Dr John Rae (1813-1893) travelled to the Arctic to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Also to confirm the existence of the Northwest Passage, the maritime link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 2015, Barbara Rae journeyed in the footsteps of her namesake and made a body of evocative work in response to the relationship between people and the frozen landscape. The resulting images are accompanied with insightful texts taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Scotland to the Arctic.