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Eve Armstrong: Rise

Past Exhibition
10 Aug – 24 Nov 2013
Free

"My work is typically made in quite a precarious way—different components are arranged rather than being glued. There’s often a lot of propping, stacking, leaning, hanging—constant making and re-making with a few ideas on the go at the same time." —Eve Armstrong
Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by Shaun Waugh

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

Eve Armstrong: Rise installation shot by John Lake

An artist project by Wellington's Eve Armstrong that draws on everyday materials and environments around Lower Hutt to create a series of intriguing sculptural collages

Eve once described her art practice as making "adaptable support structures". Often these structures are object-based, like Rise, which uses found and second hand materials to conduct experiments in colour and form. "My work is typically made in quite a precarious way—different components are arranged rather than being glued. There's often a lot of propping, stacking, leaning, hanging—constant making and re-making."

Born and raised in the Hutt Valley, Eve has a strong connection with this area and an ongoing relationship with The Dowse. As a gesture of our support for her as an artist, The Dowse invited Eve to work with us over a five-year period. This collaboration began in 2011 with the acquisition of Stockpile, a collage for our collection, and will continue to develop. We're not sure what the next project with Eve will be—an exhibition, an event or something else.

Read more about Eve's work and practice on The Dowse blog and on her website.

Read curator 
Emma Bugden's 
interview with Eve

Read curator
Emma Bugden's
interview with Eve