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b. 1957, New Zealand

Wayne Barrar Biography

Barrar’s photographs consider the ambiguous relationships between the landscape and humanity, and his work has been aligned with the New Topographics school in contemporary photography.

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Barrar was born in Christchurch in 1957 and gained a Post Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1996 and a Masters in Design from Massey University in 2005.

He currently works as the Associate Professor and Director of Photography, School of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington. He has been awarded a number of international and national art residencies and grants.

Barrar’s first survey book Shifting Nature was published in 2001 and in 2010 Wayne Barrar, An Expanding Subterra was published along with a significant exhibition that was toured in New Zealand. He has exhibited internationally and Barrar’s works are held in public galleries, private and corporate collections in New Zealand and abroad. 

Wayne Barrar In Ocula Magazine

'Freedom Farmers' At The Auckland Art Gallery Ocula Report 'Freedom Farmers' At The Auckland Art Gallery By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

Occupying the lion’s share of exhibition space at the Auckland Art Gallery, Freedom Farmers is said to be the museum’s largest survey of contemporary art in the last twenty-five years. Curated by the gallery’s own Natasha Conland, the exhibition looks at how the utopian energy of the 1970s is being artistically deployed in...

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Natasha Conland Ocula Conversation Natasha Conland By Laura Thomson, Auckland

Natasha Conland is Curator, Contemporary Art at the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. She has curated numerous exhibitions including A Puppet A Pauper A Pirate A Poet A Pawn & A King: From the Naomi Milgrom Art Collection (2013); Made Active: The Chartwell Show (2012); the 4th Auckland Triennial,  Last Ride in a Hot Air...

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