Denis O'Connor

Denis O'Connor's sculpture ranges from public monuments to the most private and intimate narratives. Collaborations with poets and architects have been a crucial component of his practice. His work is represented in all our major art museum collections and he has also completed prestigious public commissions throughout New Zealand. O'Connor has been the recipient of many significant awards, including the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, the Moet & Chandon Art Fellowship in France and the Rathcoola Fellowship in Ireland. The ballad on his works reads THE SERIF IS TO AN ALPHABET WHAT LANGUAGE IS TO A LANDSCAPE A KEEL IS TO A BOAT WHAT A VALLEY IS TO A HILLSIDE THE OPEN SEA IS TO THE SHORE WHAT A GATEWAY IS TO SURRENDER