Scott Eady (1972) is a senior lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic and his work was exhibited in a collateral event at the 2013 Venice Biennale. He was awarded the prestigious Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 2002 and the Wallace Award Development prize in 2003. Scott holds a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts.
Scott has, for the last decade, been making large-scale sculptural works with sardonic wit. He is concerned with the making of disruptive and troublesome sculpture that interrogates and confounds expectations of the medium. With a practice that increasingly emphasises making and encounter, Eady’s work explores sculpture’s ongoing negotiation with its own histories, its contested place in the public realm and gallery spaces, and teases out its often tense relationship with audiences.