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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)

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.