Strange Light

Robert Eadie
14 August - 1 September 2024


Drawing and painting daily and intuitively, Robert Eadie (b. 1941) has created an extensive and compelling body of work over a 60-year career. Strange Light, presented at the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, is the first major exhibition of Eadie’s work in over a decade.

From the 1960s to the late 1980s, Eadie was a fixture in Sydney’s art scene, gaining critical and commercial recognition for his large-scale colourist and abstract paintings. In 1989, his world and work underwent a dramatic transformation when a near-fatal stroke left him partially paralysed, leading to a new, private, and prolific style of artmaking.

Strange Light showcases key moments and motifs from Eadie's evolving oeuvre, highlighting narratives of resilience, reinvention, and a profound sensitivity to the natural world.