An exhibition to coincide with the 2012 Transit of Venus.
Curated by Geoffrey Batchen with Christina Barton.
On 6 June 2012 the second and the last Transit of Venus of this century will occur. Departing from this extraordinary event, the Adam Art Gallery exhibition Dark Sky delves into the relationship between photography and astronomy to examine the intriguing visual consequences and new territories discovered from capturing the skies.
Dark Sky is an exhibition conceived by Geoffrey Batchen, leading photographic historian and theorist and Professor of Art History, and curated with Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington.
Opening: Tuesday 1 May 2012, 6pm.
Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage will open the exhibition.
Dark Sky is complemented by a public programme including a series of lunchtime talks on art and science, poetry readings of works commissioned by the International Institute of Modern Letters and the Goethe Institut on the occasion of the Transit of Venus, and a film screening at the Carter Observatory.