I(b.1972) is a senior lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art. Eady’s art practice often pushes past ‘what is’ to prompt a consideration of ‘what could be.’ His 2019 exhibition Images of Love highlighted his interest in reimaging everyday objects and things – an action echoed in the benches of Cinelli 250, 2021. A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, at The University of Auckland (MFA, 1999), Eady’s work is held in major collections such as Museum of Artetage Modern Art Vladivostok, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Hocken Collection Uare Taoka o Hākena and The Chartwell Trust. He has exhibited artwork extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Gwangju Biennale in 2012 and Venice Biennial in 2013.own text and edit me. It's easy.
The new Martin Tate Wallace Artist Residency in Russia included accommodation but no workshop facilities. As first resident I was expected to establish useful networks with curators, art galleries and artists. I managed to secure a solo exhibition at Artetage Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok. The exhibition Good Morning Vladivostok consisted of forms and images old/new, familiar/unfamiliar. Collected on walks around Vladivostok and informed by my family’s curiosity, the ‘things’ selected could be identified as markers of time and place; they alluded to histories of place, globalisation and mass production.
Opportunities were established to collaborate with local industry, film and gaming enthusiasts. Original meanings of ‘things’ found were subverted or embraced to form new local narratives closely related to society, politics and economy, arrived at through research and observations.