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New Zealand Art at Te Papa

View from eroded cliff face to Palliser Bay, Wairarapa 2006 is one of the collection items discussed in New Zealand Art at Te Papa, a major new book published this month by Te Papa Press.

Edited by Mark Stocker, the book features around 270 artworks from Te Papa’s collection, with accompanying short essays by a range of writers. It’s available from bookshops, and from Te Papa’s online store.

View from eroded cliff face to Palliser Bay, Wairarapa 2006

View from eroded cliff face to Palliser Bay, Wairarapa 2006


Work from the series An Expanding Subterra is included in Strangers, an exhibition on show at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to 26 August 2018. Curated by James Hope, the exhibition “explores feelings of eeriness and unease, focusing on the figurative as the origin of these states.”

SCAPE and talk

In/Visible Landscapes – a suite of works from The Glass Archive – is part of SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch, 7 October-18 November 2017. The work includes a series of billboards in Hagley Park, and banner works and prints at Canterbury Museum.

Wayne will give an artist’s talk on The Glass Archive at 11am, Sunday 12 November, the Bird Hall, Canterbury Museum – further background available here.

Courtesy of SCAPE Public Art


Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2017 have a selection of images from The Glass Archive in their exhibition NUCLEUS: Imagining Science – Groningen, The Netherlands, 22 Oct-26 Nov 2017.

A sample of works by eight of the photographers included in the exhibition can be viewed here.

Wayne Barrar, Strew from North German Coast (brackish), from an NBS slide c.1960 (Photographed in 2015)

Two forthcoming exhibitions

Work will be included in two new group exhibitions opening later this month: Where the River Bends at the Ilam Campus Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 August to 7 September; and Interior Worlds at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, 19 August to 19 November.

Dam at Branch River, Marlborough, 2013 (Gold-toned albumen photograph)