Free tickets for ‘Warrior with a Camera’ Frank Hurley talk

A free talk on the role played by a brave photographer during a perilous Antarctic expedition is to take place at the Ferens Art Gallery next week.

The event, entitled Warrior with a Camera: Frank Hurley – Photographer & Film-maker, will take place at the gallery in Hull city centre on Wednesday 2 May from 7pm to 8pm.

Hurley took the photographs which are on show at the Hull Maritime Museum as part of the Enduring Eye exhibition, which documents the dangerous Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton from 1914 to 1917.

Places at the free talk were quickly snapped up – but due to its popularity, the museum is releasing an extra 40 tickets.

Alasdair MacLeod, the Royal Geographical Society’s head of collections, will describe the role of Hurley, the photographer and filmmaker commissioned by Shackleton to chronicle the voyage. The talk also charts the early influences on Hurley’s career, his work in Australia and his first foray south to the Antarctic with the Professor Douglas Mawson.

Assistant curator Tom Goulder said: “The Enduring Eye exhibition has proven even more popular than we expected. This free talk is a fantastic way for those who have visited the exhibition to find out more.

“Alasdair is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of Frank Hurley and The Endurance. The talk will prove very interesting for those lucky enough to attend.”

The Endurance became trapped in ice in early 1915 and sank 10 months later. All expedition members were rescued, having survived on the floating ice before setting out on a hazardous lifeboat journey to the uninhabited Elephant Island.

Tickets for the talk are free and booking is essential. To order a ticket, visit

More than 21,000 people have already visited the Enduring Eye exhibition since it went on display at the Maritime Museum on March 3.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm. For more information, call 01482 300 300 or email [email protected]