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Dark Sky

Time: May 1, 2012 to July 8, 2012
Location: Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Gate 3
Street: Kelburn Parade
City/Town: Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Website or Map: http://www.adamartgallery.org…
Phone: (04) 463 5229
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Adam Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2012

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Event Description

On 6 June 2012 the second and the last transit of Venus of the century will occur.  Departing from this extraordinary phenomenon, the Adam Art Gallery exhibition Dark Sky delves into the relationship between photography and astronomy to examine the intriguing photographic consequences and new territories discovered from capturing the skies.

In the process of putting together the exhibition ‘Dark Sky’ for the Adam Art Gallery, curators Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery, and Professor of Art History Geoffrey Batchen discovered photographs of the night sky dating as far back as 1874.

Photographs by Hermann Krone, a German photographer who attended the Transit in 1874 as part of an expedition to the Auckland Islands, feature in the exhibition.


Photo: Real-Photo Postcard, Couple seated on crescent moon; black backdrop with stars, c. 1912.

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