Sewell exhibition on at St Paul’s

Visitors to the Octagon this weekend can experience the wonder and mystery of the "Luminary Art Installation", open during the hours of darkness at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The free exhibition will be open especially for visitors and locals from 5pm-7pm today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, at the start of its tour of New Zealand.

Artist Karen Sewell’s work, which has been on display at the Venice Biennale before coming to Dunedin, is a visually stunning installation that evokes a sense of mystery and beauty in the cosmos.

A two-metre sphere of uncertain substance floats high in the cathedral, partly concealed and bathed in fields of light.

A low-level Nasa recording conveys our solar system, and an exhibition of photographic lumen prints originate in the light of dawn.

On Thursday evening at 6.30pm, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir will also be accompanying the work with sacred music.

Proceeds from a silent auction of lumen prints, donated by the artist, will go to Anglican Family Care to support whanau respite care services in the community. These are also on view in St Paul’s during the exhibition, which runs until Sunday.

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