Fiona Pardington with Oyster (Araucana Cockerel) by Akura Pardington 2015
Fiona Pardington (b. 1961) is a photographer of international reputation. Of Scottish (Clan Cameron of Erracht) and Māori (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngati Kahungunu) descent, she has exhibited widely in Australasia and in France at the Musée du Quai Branly. She has a Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and has received many fellowships, residencies, awards and grants, including the Moet & Chandon Fellowship (France) in 1991–92, the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship in 1996 and 1997, the Ngai Tahu Residency at Otago Polytechnic in 2006, and an Arts Foundation Laureate Award in 2011. She is represented by Starkwhite, Auckland.