The Wallace Arts Trust announces the new Martin Tate Wallace Artist Residency in Russia
The Wallace Arts Trust is pleased to announce a new Residency based in the exciting exotic city of Vladivostok as a result of initiative of Martin Tate, New Zealand's Honorary Consul in that City.Martin Tate is providing the apartment, attached studio, support staff and appropriate introductions while the Wallace Arts Trust is funding the return airfares and stipend.
This Residency is in addition to the existing Residencies in New York, Vermont, San Francisco and Switzerland which are the result of the judging process of the Annual Art Awards. However, this new Residency is by invitation and is given to a more senior artist who is unlikely to apply for an Art Award.
The inaugural recipient of the Vladivostok Residency in 2016 is Dunedin-based artist and Senior Lecturer of Sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic, Scott Eady. Eady, winner of the 2003 Wallace Art Awards Development Prize, will be based in Vladivostok until early October.
Whilst in Russia, Eady will have the opportunity to visit St Petersburg and Moscow and will be working towards an exhibition in Vladivostok at the end of the Residency. Scott Eady has exhibited both internationally and locally, including being featured in the Venice Biennale Collateral exhibition at Palazzo Bembo 2013 and the 100 Bikes Project in the Gwangju Biennale 2012. Eady is known for making large-scale sculptural works characterized by what has been described as ‘sardonic wit.’ He is concerned with creating disruptive and troublesome sculpture that interrogates and confounds expectations of the medium. A common theme in his practice is masculinity and challenging the New Zealand male stereotype.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery has recently opened an exhibition of Eady’s work titled Ridiculous Sublime. He is represented in Auckland by Sanderson Contemporary. He is well represented in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection with 22 works acquired by Sir James Wallace over the last 15 years.