Pauline Dawson

Civil Defence settles in to the Gallery. Photo courtesy of Christchurch Art Gallery

In the early hours of September 4th a significant and damaging 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Wet Room #3, Neil Pardington, Otago Museum, 2008, Lambda/c-print

In 2009, the Christchurch Art Gallery held an exhibition of large format photographs by Neil Pardington called The Vault that revealed the storage spaces of New Zealand museums, galleries and archives that are usually closed to the public.