Some recent publications

Wayne Barrar’s photographs are included in two recent books on New Zealand photography: Athol McCredie’s New Zealand Photography Collected (Te Papa Press), and Gregory O’Brien’s See What I Can See (Auckland University Press).

One of his photographs also appears on the cover of Mary Cresswell’s recent book of poems, Fish Stories (Canterbury University Press).
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Underground: Subterranean Economies and Ecologies

An exhibition by Wayne Barrar at Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho
On view 12 June – 1 August 2015

This exhibition presents large-scale colour works from two projects, both of which visualise the unseen. A selection from An Expanding Subterra investigates aspects of the commodification of underground space – architectural practices creating underground economies in raw or retrofitted subterranean spaces. A grouping of new works from his current project, The Glass Archive, uses photomicrography to delve into the fossilised and embedded ecologies of sub-surface deposits from the earth.


Work from the Hoxha’s Bunkers project is included in ‘History of Other Places,’ issue 15 of Photoforum’s publication MoMento, which is available online on Issuu. Additional information on Hoxha’s Bunkers, together with a slideshow of panels from a text/image collaboration, with text by David L. Pike and typography by Anna Brown, can be seen on the Other Projects page.

Young Country events

Events being held in association with the Young Country exhibition at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, include:

  • 11am, Wed 5 Nov: Floortalk, Kerry Hines – ‘Fresh Views of a Young Country: The Photographs of William Williams’
  • 2pm, Sun 16 Nov: Poetry reading, Kerry Hines
  • 2pm, Sun 30 Nov: Floortalk, Wayne Barrar – on making the albumen prints for William Williams’s photographs in Young Country
    All welcome, entry free.