Eve Armstrong: Rise
10 Aug – 24 Nov 2013
"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 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.
interview with Eve