Otago Polytechnic

Congratulations to Kristin O'Sullivan Peren for being shortlisted as a candidate to put forward a proposal for a $65,000 artwork for Dunedin's Octagon.

Kristin is a multi-media artist who has exhibited locally and internationally in public spaces. Recent large-scale exhibitions have integrated a unique process pioneered by O'Sullivan Peren using LED lighting and cast resin.

The shortlisted candidates are: 

Ayesha Green (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungungu; Dunedin; Blue Oyster Winter artist-in residence 2018); Kristin Peren (Bannockburn; Otago School of Art graduate); Tracey Tawhiao (Ngāi te Rangi, Whakatōhea, Tūwharetoa; Auckland; University of Otago graduate); and John Ward Knox (Dunedin, 2015 Frances Hodgkins Fellow).

The selected artists will submit a detail proposal by April 9 for consideration by the public art selection panel with an opportunity for public feedback.


Image: installation view from "Free Beauties" exhibition 2014 by Kristin O’Sullivan Peren - Free Beauties ( Epoxy resin outer case, light Emitting Diodes L.E.D strands, galvanized metal. A ‘computer visual’ program 8 minute loop Co division Language Control Processor, Atmel and 12 Volt system) pulsating light is based on a algorithm drawn from sources that include collated data from a variety of references, a Addison’s Critique of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, , kowhai specimens pressed into papers and a constructed Solander Box residing at Te Papa. .

Published on 4 Mar 2020

Orderdate: 4 Mar 2020
Expiry: 31 Jul 2020