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A Shipwrecked Life by Caroline Amos

A stunning contemporary visual narrative of the life of renowned explorer Jorgen Jorgenson


Jorgen Jorgenson

“Explorer, Revolutionist, Protector of Iceland, Humanist, Preacher, Author, Gambler, Dispenser of Medicine, Diplomatic Agent, Sailor, Captain, Saviour, Political Prisoner, Exile, Convict, Editor, Colonial Constable, Deluded Dipsomaniac.”

“The most interesting human comet in history.” – Marcus Clark

Caroline Amos retraces the colonial Tasmanian journeys of Jorgen Jorgenson through a series of visual narratives. She scoured historic townships and cemeteries throughout the state to obtain graphite rubbings from headstones of people connected to Jorgensen.

Jorgensen left no physical footprint other than the written word. Through a series of visual ‘relics’ the artist aims to illustrate the stories of those connections.

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A Shipwrecked Life by Caroline Amos

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
91 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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