Tag: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu

Curated by Micheal Do

By Carolyn Burns — 7 December, 2017

Is she dead or alive? Fiona Pardington’s photograph ‘Captive Female Huia’ (2017) depicts an inky-black bird native to New Zealand. Its long beak is ornately cuffed in silver, tethered by a chain to a small pin and set against a dramatic black background. The feathers of the now extinct Huia were traditionally only worn by…