|Endurancetacea||2015||mixed media installation||inimitables|
|Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips||environment|
This work relates to humpback whales surviving the disaster of hunting in the Southern Ocean and a wider exploration of the Shackleton Trans Antarctic expedition to Antarctica 1914–17.
During the 20th century, over 200,000 humpbacks were estimated to have been taken by humans, reducing the global population by over 90%. Today’s world population is around 80,000 down from a pre-whaling population of 125,000. About 8-13,000 humpback whales migrate annually along the Western Australian coast.
|Slowly moving whales sample|