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Eve Armstrong

Eve Armstrong’s Biography

Last Updated:
21/05/2019, 9:57 pm
Visual Artist
New Generation 2006
Eve Armstrong is an artist whose art practice involves the use of found materials and structures.

Not seeing the logic of introducing new materials to her works, Eve prefers to bring objects and ideas back into circulation. Her works are often formed through the research, collection and reconstruction of waste. In Arrangements, Eve collects objects and takes images of material refuse, organising them into sculptural stacks, piles, collages and assemblages within layered packaging tape landscapes. Another project The Trading Table, involves Eve setting up a table at various locations and facilitating the exchange of objects, skills, ideas and information with passers-by. These projects are typical of Eve's art practice and her interest in investigating systems of exchange, waste and recycling to reveal differing attitudes towards material use and value.

Eve worked as Assistant Editor on the teen and children's pages for the Evening Post, Wellington, then studied textiles in Nelson. Eve went on to graduate from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, majoring in Sculpture.

Her first major solo exhibition ROAM took place at Artspace, Auckland, in November 2005. She then participated in SCAPE 2006 Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, the Busan Biennale, South Korea, in the same year and the Turbulence: 3rd Auckland Triennial 2007.

Eve was one of the five inaugural recipients of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award

In 2008 Eve was selected for an Asia New Zealand Foundation artist residency in Hong Kong participating in a month long series of workshops with three other international artists and four local counterparts. Her work also featured in Construction at 1301PE, Los Angeles and in the Tarrawarra Biennial 2008, Australia.

In March 2009, Eve Armstrong took up the McCahon House Artist Residency, living and working alongside the old McCahon House in French Bay, Titirangi, Auckland. Eve was one of three recipients in the 2009 artist-in-residence programme. She followed this with some overseas travel.

In 2010 Eve participated in The Woods that See and Hear exhibition at Dertien Hectare in the Netherlands.

She is working on a new project Taking Stock for November 2010, as part of Letting Space - a public art programme in Wellington that seeks to transform the relationship between artists, property developers and their city. It commissions temporary art works from leading New Zealand contemporary artists for commercial CBD spaces.

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