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John Timberlake's forthcoming exhibition
1 May - 8 July 2012, Wellington, New Zealand

John Timberlake's work shown at Dark Sky

A group exhibition at the Te Pataka Toi Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Dark Sky explores how photography has been deployed to capture the skies. Delving into the intersections between science, art and commerce, the exhibition brings together a range of images and artworks from 1874 to the present. These range from pocket-sized Real-Photo Postcards, to digital prints sent from space, to large-scale contemporary images and multipart installations, made by artists, astronomers, professional photographers, and unmanned spacecraft. Timed to coincide with the second and last Transit of Venus that will take place this century (on 6 June 2012), the exhibition provides an occasion to think through our fascination for the celestial realm and examine its technological and visual consequences.

The exhibition features work by Stella Brennan, Simon Ingram, Herman Krone, Eric Lee-Johnson, Colin McCahon, Trevor Paglen, Thomas Ruff, David Stephenson, Wolfgang Tilmans and John Timberlake

Dark Sky is conceived by Geoffrey Batchen, leading photographic historian and theorist and Professor of Art History, and curated with Christina Barton, contemporary art historian and Director of the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington.

Read a review of the show here

Te Pataka Toi Adam Art Gallery website

John Timberlake's page on ADRI