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Simon Perry

Simon Perry is a contemporary artist working in the field of Sculpture and installation.

Simon has received a number of awards and prizes including the Prix de Rome, The Royal Academy Gold Medal for Sculpture, The Landseer Scholarship Award, The Edward Stott travel Scholarship.

Over the last 30 years a key focus of his art practice has been the research, design and production of a number of significant public art projects in Australia. 

These include:

The Return of the ID (2014) McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award Exhibition

The Pattern Table (2013) The Emily McPherson Building, Melbourne

The Eyelash (2012), Westfield, Centre Point, Sydney   

Public Address (2005), Melbourne, Federation Square

The John Mockridge Fountain, Melbourne City, Square Melbourne  (2000)

Threaded Field Docklands Stadium Melbourne (2000) 

The Public Purse, (1994) Bourke Street, Mall Melbourne

Recently he has also participated in a number of important national and international exhibitions

These include:

Direct Democracy, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA 26 April – 6 July 2013

The Basil Sellers Prize, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Melbourne 2012

Hidden Rivers of Shibuya, Spatial Dialogues and the River Boat Community, Tokyo, Japan, June 2013,

The Unquiet World 2006, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,

The idea of the Animal 2006, Melbourne International Arts festival,

Heat: Art and Climate Change 2008,Rmit University Gallery, Storey Hall

He is currently undertaking a PhD at RMIT University in Melbourne, which investigates the materiality of sculptural relief in relation to the historical, technological and theoretical context of the city. The project will investigate how art may reconfigure urban experience in response to the effects of technologically instigated spatial and temporal compression, speed and ocular centrism.