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Recently Consigned Fiona Pardington for the Upcoming NZ & International Fine Art Auction

We have recently consigned a Fiona Pardington for the Upcoming NZ & International Fine Art Auction. 



"Fiona Pardington (b1961) is a New Zealand photographer of Māori (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu) and Scottish (Clan Cameron of Erracht) descent, who is highly regarded internationally and nationally because of her inventive formats, unpredictable techniques and extremely varied range of thematic exploration. Her practice features clean and contemporary takes on classical art tropes, such as the still life and Vanitas, contoured with Māori ancestral reference."



"Pardington’s photographic series have included social documentary, and still life compositions of taonga including hei tiki, controversial museological taonga, artefacts and extinct birds. Pardington is known for her ability to animate subjects as if from the inside: they glow. Her subjects are generally shot against a pure black background."



Pardington says, “The camera is a living extension of me. I felt drawn to photography because of its ability to bring the past into the future,” she says. “In its ability to carry information in a concrete form a photograph moves into the future in a way that we can’t.”



Fiona Pardington 
Nga Kay Whakapuke/Zeal, Kaka, Nestor meridionalis, AV 2024, Canterbury Museum
Gold tone silver gelatin print, limited edition 3/5
signed, inscribed with title and dated 2004 to reverse
50.5 x 60.5cm



We are now inviting further entries for the upcoming NZ & International Fine Art Sale



Francesca Shaw
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