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Cinelli 250: Ata mārie Ōtepoti

Bathgate Series

Cinelli 250: Ata mārie Ōtepoti has been an ongoing project for Scott Eady, since he purchased a Cinelli road bike in 2018 and began cycling to work along the edge of the Otago Harbour. As part of each journey, he stopped to greet the day with the words ‘ata mārie Ōtepoti’ from a public bench, documenting the rising sun in a black and white photograph. In his installation at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Eady creates a site of contemplation and discovery for gallery visitors and performers alike.  Alongside this Eady presents Bathgate, a series of photographs that traces another of the artist’s regular journeys. He has worked alongside students at Bathgate Park School, introducing the magic of Box Brownie photography to a new generation.


Scott Eady (b.1972) is a senior lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art. Eady’s art practice often pushes past ‘what is’ to prompt a consideration of ‘what could be.’ His 2019 exhibition Images of Love highlighted his interest in reimaging everyday objects and things – an action echoed here in the benches of Cinelli 250.  A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, at The University of Auckland (MFA, 1999), Eady’s work is held in major collections such as Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Hocken Collection Uare Taoka o Hākena and The Chartwell Trust. He has exhibited artwork extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Venice Biennial in 2013.


A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artist Project supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa along with project partner, Dunedin School of Art.

Published on 7 May 2021

Orderdate: 7 May 2021
Expiry: 7 May 2023