Paired Topographics features a selection of Wayne Barrar’s projects from 1985 to the present, using the concept of the topographic to pair works in both classic and unconventional ways. Barrar’s earlier work emerged out of an interest in visualising and thinking about the human-modified landscape, referencing historical topographic photography and the influential American contemporary exhibition 'New Topographics'. His more recent work has engaged with nature at other levels, including via issues such as biotechnology and within the realms of science, he has continued to be interested in the topographic.