Book: Fiona Pardington's A Beautiful Hesitation


The gorgeous new book which accompanies the survey exhibition Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation launched this month and is now available from the City Gallery store. 

Co-published By Victoria University Press and Baker+Douglas Publishing and designed by Neil Pardington, the 265-page book covers 30 years of artist's practice and features seven new essays, an interview with the artist, a poem by Rangitunoa Black, and an archive of earlier writing. It is the most comprehensive publication of her work to date.

Since the launch, the publication has received a number of glowing reviews including this one from Radio New Zealand.

To purchase a copy: 

Either stop by the Gallery Store or order via email

  • $63 
  • $56 for City Gallery Friends
  • The digital version can be purchased at Baker+Douglas

Publication details: 
Hardback with dust jacket 330 x 255 mm, 13 x 10 in, 264 pages 150 colour and black and white images.
Essays by Aaron Lister, Hana O’Regan, Susan Best, Kriselle Baker, Zara Stanhope, Ron Brownson and Peter Shand, with an interview by Andrew Paul Wood.

Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation is curated by City Gallery Wellington Curator Aaron Lister. It is presented in association with Auckland Art Gallery with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Fiona Pardington is represented by Starkwhite, Auckland.