Artist talk and friendship bracelets: Megan Brady and Ed Ritchie
Saturday 15 May 2021
Join us for an artist talk with Ōtepoti-based artists Megan Brady and Ed Ritchie, during the last weeks of their show Lay in measures at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space. Hear from the artists about the process behind their show and, in the spirit of friendship, take part in a bracelet-making session together.
Taking stock of Enjoy’s 2019 relocation to 211 Left Bank Arcade from its past life up the stairs at 147 Cuba St, Brady and Ritchie investigate the gallery’s relationship to its local surroundings, as well as the audience’s relationship to the new space. The exhibition considers how architectural composition unconsciously affects bodily experience, through small-scale interventions of sound, subtle sculptural installations and replicated furnishings.
We’re grateful to Rich Coffee Roasters who have provided coffee for this event. Materials for bracelet-making will be supplied.
ABOUT MEGAN BRADY AND ED RITCHIE
Currently working and living in Ōtepoti, Megan Brady is an installation artist working across multidisciplinary fields. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts, First Class Honours from the Dunedin School of Art (2017). She exhibited her first solo show A quiet corner where we can talk at Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2018. Recent exhibitions include The florist sent the flowers was pleased, Favour, Ōtepoti, 2020; we painted the walls with cracks, Play_Station, Pōneke, 2020; Dead Reckoning, The Physics Room, Ōtautahi, 2019.
Based in Ōtepoti Ed Ritchie has a predominantly object-focused practice, working with a range of found materials, often responding to architectural attributes of given space or echoing familiar mechanisms in their assemblage. Ritchie completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) in 2017 through the Dunedin School of Art and has since become a founder and co-facilitator of ARI Favour. Recent exhibitions include: Central heating, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Ōtepoti (2021); Hush Swarms, Hot lunch, Ōtautahi Christchurch (2020); Console Whispers, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti (2019).