Fiona Pardington Portrait of a life cast of Koe (painted), Timor 2010 Courtesy of the artist, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland and the Musée de l'Homme, (Musée d’Histoire Naturelle), Paris


From September 10 to January 22, 2012 – Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fiona Pardington’s The Pressure of Sunlight Falling is a series of photographs that depict life casts made by medical scientist and phrenologist Pierre Dumoutier during one of French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville’s South Pacific voyages from 1837-1840.
A photographer of international standing, Pardington has exhibited widely in Australasia and Europe. A selection from this series was included in the 2010 Biennale of Sydney.
The associated book, Fiona Pardington: The Pressure of Sunlight Falling, is edited by Kriselle Baker and Elizabeth Rankin, and is published by Otago University Press in association with Govett-Brewster and Two Rooms Gallery.

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