Dr Pardington is an internationally acclaimed photographer and visual artist. She is known for her elaborately constructed still life photography and representations of taonga and cultural artefacts from museum collections. Major exhibitions of her work have been held in Germany, France, Australia and Ukraine. She has held solo exhibits around New Zealand, culminating in the retrospective ‘Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation’. She has received several fellowships and held artist residencies. Her work is held in a variety of public and private collections. Dr Pardington’s photographic series ‘Quai Branly Suite of Nine Hei Tiki’ was presented to the people of France by the New Zealand Government.
Dr Fiona Pardington, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to photography