New exhibition: SCAPE Public Art 2017, Christchurch – 7 October-18 November – information at http://www.mch.govt.nz/first-artists-announced-scape-season-2017
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Portfolio in Journal of Urgent Writing
A portfolio of 16 images from The Glass Archive project is included in the first issue of the Journal of Urgent Writing just published by Massey University Press.
The publication is widely available in New Zealand bookshops.
From an Ancient Sea
From an Ancient Sea: Oamaru and the Glass Archive is being shown 9 July through 4 September 2016 at the Forrester Gallery, Oamaru. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs from Wayne Barrar’s project, The Glass Archive.
In this work, he has used photomicrography (photographing through a microscope) in order to make visible the silica remains of microscopic organisms that have been collected, dispersed and archived around the world since the mid-19th century. It includes material relating to the Oamaru diatomite deposit, internationally renowned among scientists and microscope enthusiasts for its extraordinary diversity of diatoms.