Jennifer Turpin

Jennifer Turpin is an artist who has co-authored the public art strategy for Sydney's ‘Central Park’ (the old Broadway Brewery site in Chippendale) with artist partner Michaelie Crawford. Their plan proposes to heighten the experience of Central Park with several major permanent artworks including site specific sculpture, integrated art and electronic media installations. In addition to permanent artworks, Turpin and Crawford are developing the curatorial masterplan for a changing series of temporary public artworks designed to enliven and engage with the site during the 10-15 year construction period. Their curatorial process will involve working with additional curators on specific projects.
Turpin and Crawford have collaborated as artists for over fifteen years. Their site specific and kinetic public artworks are responsive to the elemental forces of nature. They have been commissioned by governments, public authorities, councils and corporations. Their works include  Storm Waters, 2003, a multi-award winning environmental storm water sculpture for Landcom's Victoria Park site, South Sydney; Tied to Tide, 1999 a tide, wave and wind activated kinetic sculpture, Sydney Harbour, Pyrmont Point Park, (ARUP NAWIC Award); Tank, 1997, a kinetic light installation, Downing Centre Tunnel, Museum Station, Sydney (NAWIC Merit Award); and Well, 1995, a water artwork, New Children's Hospital, Westmead, Sydney.

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"Tied to Tide" (1999), Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford