Edwina Stevens

"Edwina Stevens (also know as 'eves') is a New Zealand artist currently based in Naarm/Melbourne. She works across live performance, installation, spatial sound design and video. Her practice is characterized by a continual questioning of Anglo-colonial concepts of ownership, boundary, utilization and value.

In composition, improvisation and performance, Edwina draws on material created during 'self-directed residencies' or as a result of impromptu travel, emphasizing the significance of being open to the unforeseen and accepting of the erroneous or accidental.

Alongside her gallery-practice, Edwina performs live sound under the moniker 'eves'. She has produced a number of albums and was nominated for Best Experimental Avant-Garde Act of 2015 by The Age Music, Victoria, Australia.

Edwina has also co-curated two project spaces, None Gallery (Dunedin, 2006-2012) and Rice and Beans (Dunedin, 2011-2012)."

- Artist Statement from a text by Sam Longmore produced for The Audio Foundation (2020)

Selected Exhibitions

2020
Conversation Piece (with Carly Fischer), Bus Projects, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia
SONIC.LAND, BLINDSIDE Gallery, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia

A Room With a View, Correspondences, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2019
I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet (with Carly Fischer), Incinerator Gallery, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet (with Carly Fischer), Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
A Century of Salt, (live sound performance to video by Kim Pieters), Loop Bar, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2018
Lands End – Rakiura/Ulva Island, Radia Network, Rakiura/Stewart Island

2016
Sisters Acousmatika, Liquid Architecture/Next Wave Festival, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia

This Cloud Is, George Street Under Market, Ōtepoti/Dunedin

2015
Sensory Environments, Environmental Film Festival, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2014
Nowhere Festival, The Audio Foundation, Auckland

2011
Introduced Birds (with FFFFFF Collective), Blue Oyster art project space, Ōtepoti/Dunedin

2010
Media Povera, Blue Oyster art project space, Ōtepoti/Dunedin
The Tainted Love Project, The Anteroom, Ōtepoti/Dunedin