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From an Ancient Sea

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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.

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