The Vault: Neil Pardington

6 November 2009 – 14 March 2010

Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington brings to light the hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public.

 

Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington brings to light the hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public.

His gathered results (here 35 large-scale framed photographic works) hold a strong natural fascination as storehouses of memory or places filled with mystifying treasure.

For Pardington (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Kāti Waewae, Pākehā) the works signify the 'collected culture and history of those things we deem important enough to keep, and what those things tell us about ourselves.' This exhibition represents a significant recent body of work by a leading contemporary artist photographer.

A Christchurch Art Gallery Touring Exhibition