Fiona Pardington recipient of McCahon Artists' Residency — 15.10.12

The McCahon House Trust has announced three new artists for the seventh McCahon Artists' Residency programme at its French Bay residence and studio including Laureate Fiona Pardington

The McCahon House Trust has announced three new artists for the seventh McCahon Artists' Residency programme at its French Bay residence and studio. Fiona Pardington, is one of the three selected from the forty-three artists who applied for the three annual residencies.

Over the last year, and since receiving her Laureate Award, Fiona Pardington has been working on an extended body of still life photographs. She will work on a new and final suite of still life photographs while at the McCahon Artists' Residency delving into McCahon's identification with whenua/landscape around the western beaches.  The work will resonate with her own relationship with her turangawaewae of Te Wai Pounamu/The South Island. Kriselle Baker says the series of proposed still life images interweaving [Fiona's] sensibilities, work and life experiences with the life of McCahon, his painting and his relationship with the land, will make an extraordinary body of work. Fiona will take up residence in June 2013.

Other recipients are Tiffany Singh who will take up the McCahon Residency from November 2012 to January 2013 the next artist taking up residency is Ruth Buchanan (Te Ati Awa/Taranaki), originally from New Plymouth; she now lives in Berlin and will return to take up her residency in November 2012.

Image by Ken Baker

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