Artist Talk: Wayne Barrar, The Glass Archive
Sponsored by Anderson Lloyd.
An exceptional artistic talent, we are privileged to have Wayne back in his hometown and to hear him speak about his major photographic exhibition The Glass Archive. His scientific background comes through in his works which explore nature and culture. Nothing - from grand panoramas to the tiniest microbe – is safe from his lense.
Wayne Barrar bio:
Wayne Barrar’s photography centres on the intersection of nature and culture. His projects consider the contemporary landscape and its modification and the way in which people interact with and re-define nature.
His recent work also considers the loss of national and ecological borders and other aspects of globalised space. These projects increasingly engage with interactions between ecology, science and the broader cultural practices that shape our environment, at times drawing on his background and interest in biological sciences.
Wayne’s other research interests include the history of New Zealand photography (with particular emphasis on nineteenth-century practice) and landscape representation in the Pacific.
Image caption: Wayne Barrar group of diatomaceae, 2014, circular arranged slide of 278 diatoms from oamaru, by Watson and sons, ca1890 colour pigment photograph on baryta paper, edition 3/6, frame: 800 x 775 x 34 mm
About SCAPE Public Art Season 2017:
A festival of colour, flair and ambitious new ideas. Local and internationally-renowned artists will indulge Christchurch with a feast of work for six weeks only between 7th October – 18th November 2017. Popping up all around the city, the artworks are linked via the SCAPE Public Art Walkway and connected by the theme Time in Space (territories and flow). Managing Curator, Heather Galbraith has an exciting mix of artworks. Expect to be wowed by giant sculptures, intrigued by some complex themes, and even experience art in the sky!
An assortment of free interactive activities are on offer in the Season’s public programme – hear your favourite artist talk about their work and how they made a career out of art, or design and create your own masterpiece alongside other creatives.
There are plenty of opportunities for children and school groups to learn and discover more about art too, through collages, model-making and guided tours – all are free!