Event held on August 24

Australian Antarctic Festival

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 28/08/2022


The Australian Antarctic Festival is produced by the Mawson’s Huts’ Foundation and presents a unique opportunity for members of the public to examine Australia’s latest Antarctic and marine research. The 2022 Festival will be complemented by a program of fascinating, entertaining and educational events, some of which will be presented by many of the Antarctic Treaty Nations visiting Hobart to participate in the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. The festival has a broad appeal ranging from academia, exhibitions and displays, a planned ‘road show’ for regional areas and entertainment including Antarctic-related comedy and quiz nights. The Frank Hurley Photographic Competition will be expanded to establish a stunning new and historical Antarctic photography exhibition. There will also be a collection of artefacts and equipment from Australia’s history of exploration in Antarctica and an Antarctic-themed philatelic exhibition featuring stamps and postcards. The usual ship and aircraft visits, the informative Law Lecture and the popular Australian Antarctic Festival Gala Dinner are also being planned. The festival runs over four days with the first two days usually dedicated to school group tours with members of the public using the weekend to take in the spectacular and informative opportunities offered.