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b. 1962, New Zealand

Neil Pardington Biography

Neil Pardington is of Māori (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Kāti Waewae) and Pakeha ancestry. He is one of New Zealand’s most established and widely exhibited contemporary photographers. His recent series of works The Clinic and The Vault, photographed over a ten-year period, document the operating and storage areas within hospitals and museums. These critically acclaimed works take into account the history and practices of medicine and of collecting.

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In 2011 he was commissioned by the Adam Gallery to make Behind Closed Doors, a series documenting the homes of Wellington art collectors.

Taking its name from the seminal book by Michel Foucault, his current project The Order of Things documents scientific collections in museums revealing the tensions between colonising scientific structures and the traditional Māori knowledge system, mātauranga Māori. Taxonomy – the science of naming, describing and classifying organisms – provides a formal structure to the series, with each genus presented as single major work hung en masse in a grid structure as a typology.

Neil is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He is a founding trustee of the Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Arts Trust. In 2011 he received New Zealand’s premier award for photography, the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award.

Neil Pardington Featured Artworks

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Abattoir #4 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonAbattoir #4, 2010pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm
80 x 100 cm
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Abattoir #2 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonAbattoir #2, 2010pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm,
100 x 80 cm
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Arthropoda, Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira #1 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonArthropoda, Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira #1, 2013Pigment ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta
260 x 540 cm
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Asteroidea / Pātangaroa, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand #1 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonAsteroidea / Pātangaroa, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand #1, 2014Pigment ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta
186 x 86 cm
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Mantelli by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonMantelliPigment inks on Hahnemuhle Baryta
150 x 100 cm
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Anthropoda by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonAnthropodaPigment inks on Hahnemuhle Baryta
255 x 527 cm
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Land and Marine Mammal Store #4 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonLand and Marine Mammal Store #4, 2006LED / C-Print
121.5 x 147 cm
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Wet Room #2 by Neil Pardington contemporary artwork
Neil PardingtonWet Room #2, 2008LED / C-Print
151.5 x 125 cm
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Neil Pardington Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Neil Pardington, The Order of Things at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
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5–27 June 2015 Neil Pardington The Order of Things Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show - in association with mr. mod, So Last Century at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
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13 June–12 July 2014 Group Show - in association with mr. mod So Last Century Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, Neil Pardington and Fiona Pardington, Blood and Roses at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
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11 August–2 September 2011 Neil Pardington and Fiona Pardington Blood and Roses Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

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