True North at the site of the new Arden Station
Head down Laurens Street in North Melbourne and discover ‘True North’, an illustrated timeline that charts the evolution of North and West Melbourne in and around the construction site of the new Arden Station. Read more
EID BROTHERS INSPIRE NEW MUSICAL WORK
Attend the virtual world premiere of ‘Human Waves’ by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin AO and librettist Tamara-Anna Cislowska were inspired by the taxi stories of the Eid brothers at the Immigration Museum. Read more
EID BROTHERS AT HOME WITH IM
While the Immigration Museum is temporarily closed, discover the stories or take a virtual tour of the Eid brothers exhibit at IM at Home. Co-curated by Christine Eid and Moya McFadzean. Read more
ROLLING ALONG WITH RESEARCH
Despite the lockdown, delving into the stories of a prominent 19th and 20th century skating family continues. A project Christine Eid pursues with great passion, dedication and fervour. Read more
TAXI FEVER ESSAY
An excerpt from Christine Eid’s essay ‘Taxi Fever: the Hadchit Lebanese making their way in Melbourne’ was recently published in T. & A. Batrouney’s book ‘Lebanese in Australia’ (2019). Read more
OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE TOUR
Take a free-guided tour through the City of Melbourne Art and Heritage collection store and hear intriguing stories of the city. Christine Eid will be one of the tour guides. Read more
YOUSSEF TAKES A SEAT AT BAR SARACEN
Originally part of Christine Eid’s ‘Transit’ exhibition, ‘Youssef’ (2006) went on to adorn the entrance at Moor’s Head in Thornbury for many years but now sits proudly in Melbourne’s Bar Saracen. Read more
TAXI TREASURES PROJECT
As part of a long-term project commission Christine Eid is meticulously researching and curating a permanent exhibition of taxi treasures, discovering many rich and quirky stories of Melbourne. Read more
TRUE COLOURS ON NEW CITY COLLECTION WEBSITE
The City of Melbourne commissioned Christine Eid’s sculpture installation ‘True Colours’ (2014) for ‘Hello Yellow’, an exhibition Eid curated for the City Gallery. View on the new City Collection website. Read more
TAXI DOOR ON NEW CITY COLLECTION WEBSITE
Ever wondered how particular objects become part of cultural collections? Discover more about this taxi front door that featured in the ‘Hello Yellow’ exhibition at the City Gallery. Read more
SLV DIARY PICTURE RESEARCH
Focusing on the theme of leisure with a distinctly Art Deco aesthetic, this 2018 desk diary takes you on a visual journey through the riches of the State Library Victoria collection. Christine Eid was commissioned as a researcher on the project. Read more
Love, war & roller skates performance
Combining whimsical live performance, rare archival footage and evocative soundscape, the ‘Rinking’ performance at State Library Victoria reveals tantalising glimpses into the story of the Beyer family. Created by Christine Eid and Laurence Billiet. Read more
RINKING performance at SLV
Created by Christine Eid and Laurence Billiet, attend the premiere of ‘Rinking’, an evocative multimedia performance that gives you a sneak peek into the story of the Beyer family who were at the heart of the 19th-century rollerskating craze in Australia and New Zealand. Read more
Love, War, Sport & Roller Skates Project
Christine Eid receives seed funding for a book project about the extraordinary story of the Beyer family from the City of Melbourne’s 2017 annual arts grant program. Read more
Collection Store Tour
The City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection store opens its doors to the public as part of Open House Melbourne with free-guided tours. Christine Eid will be taking some of the tours.
The Great War SLV display
Marking the centenary of the First World War, the State Library Victoria’s dedicated display focuses on Victorians on the homefront and abroad. Researched and curated by Christine Eid. Read more
Skating with the Beyer family SLV display
Curated by Christine Eid, new collection material and stories about the Beyer family, Victoria’s champion roller skaters, are on display at the State Library Victoria. Read more
Hello Yellow exhibition at City Gallery
‘Hello Yellow: Melbourne taxis – stories, colours and manners’, an exhibition curated by Christine Eid at the City Gallery, considers the special relationship we have with a taxi driver. Read more
Champions of rollerskating SLV display
Curated by Christine Eid, the State Library Victoria has a new display showcasing the Beyer family, Victoria’s champion roller skaters.
Melbourne’s Suburban Sprawl SLV Display
A new display explores the State Library Victoria’s substantial collection of land subdivision posters. Curated by Christine Eid.
Archbishop Mannix SLV display
Curated by Christine Eid, the ‘Archbishop Mannix: an enduring leadership’ display at the State Library Victoria marks the centenary of Daniel Mannix’s arrival to Melbourne. Read more
Taxiing with the Eid brothers IM display
Co-curated by Christine Eid and Moya McFadzean, the ‘Behind the Wheel’ display at the Immigration Museum explores the migration and working lives of the Eid brothers. Read more
Cut from the Same Cloth Presentation
Christine Eid will present her paper ‘Cut from the same cloth’ (2012) which tells the story of the Saleeba family, Melbourne’s clothing manufacturers and drapers whose business spanned almost 100 years across three generations. Read more
Characters book research
Christine Eid was commissioned as a researcher on the ‘Characters’ book (2011). Written by Stephen Banham, the book tells the stories of a city through its signage. Read more
Paper City exhibition at City Gallery
Curated by Andrew May, Christine Eid and Stephen Banham, the ‘Paper City’ exhibition at the City Gallery explores letterheads from the City of Melbourne’s archive. Read More
Behind the Wheel Conversation
Convened by Christine Eid, the ‘Behind the Wheel’ conversation with some of Melbourne’s former taxi drivers focuses on Lebanese migration and the rich diversity of the taxi business. Read more
Madame Brussels SLV Display
Curated by Christine Eid, a new display at the State Library Victoria showcases ‘Madame Brussels: Melbourne’s Queen of Harlotry’.
The People’s Bowl SLV Display
One of Melbourne’s much loved architectural icons, known as ‘The People’s Bowl’, features in a new display at the State Library Victoria. Curated by Christine Eid. Read more
The Race That Stops a Nation SLV display
Curated by Christine Eid, a special display at the State Library Victoria commemorates the running of the 150th Melbourne Cup in 2010.
Circular public art commission
Quietly integrated into the streetscape, ‘Circular’ (2010) is a series of eight cast iron public artworks that playfully take the form of manhole covers while referencing the stories, values and diversity of the Point Cook area. A collaboration between artist Christine Eid, TOW, and typographer Stephen Banham, Letterbox. Read more
Hard Labour Seminar at SLV
As a State Library Creative Fellow, Christine Eid will give a presentation about her research on Victoria’s female taxi drivers at the ‘Hard Labour’ seminar at State Library Victoria.
SLV Creative Fellowship
Christine Eid is the recipient of a State Library Victoria Creative Fellowship. Her research will explore the rich social history of female taxi drivers in the Victorian taxi industry utilising the Library’s unique collections. Read more
Unearthing Glenrowan SLV Display
Curated by Christine Eid, the ‘Unearthing Glenrowan’ display focuses on the archaeological dig at the site of the Kelly Gang’s legendary last stand.
Primavera 2009 exhibition at MCA
Guest curator Jeff Khan selects nine contemporary emerging Australian artists including Christine Eid to be part of the ‘Primavera 2009’ exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Read more
Characters & Spaces self-guided tour
Commissioned as a researcher, Christine Eid explores the stories behind 17 sites within one Melbourne city block, peeling back the layers of design, in partnership with the State of Design festival. Read more
J.C. Williamson SLV Display
Christine Eid curates a display about J.C. Williamson, Australia’s most successful theatrical entrepreneur, at the State Library Victoria.
Habitat exhibition at Utopian Slumps
‘Habitat’ features artists Laurence Billiet, Christine Eid and Georgia Metaxas, whose work explores themes of identity, home and belonging at Utopian Slumps. Read more
Arab Image Foundation residency in Beirut
Researching the role of emigration and tourism on the genre of funeral photography in Lebanon, Christine Eid undertakes a research residency at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. Read more
Transit Film Premieres in Beirut
‘Transit’ (2006), a short digital film directed by Christine Eid, premieres in Beirut at the 7th edition of Né à Beyrouth’s Lebanese Film Festival (2008).
Locating History conference
Christine Eid presents her paper ‘The Hadchit in transit in Australia’ (2008) at the Locating History conference at The University of Melbourne.
Video exhibition at Blk Mrkt Project
The ‘Video’ exhibition screens Christine Eid’s short digital film ‘Transit’ (2006) comprising a series of stories that provide insight into a father-daughter relationship and the taxi profession. Read more
Transit paper published in OHAA Journal
Christine Eid’s paper ‘Transit: a story inspired by Mebourne’s taxi entrepreneurs from Hadchit, North Lebanon’ (2007) is published in the Oral History Association of Australia Journal. Read more
Transit Film Screens at BIFF
Directed by Christine Eid, the short digital film ‘Transit’ (2006) screens at the 16th Brisbane International Film Festival (2007).
Homely / Unhomely exhibition
Christine Eid’s intricately hand-woven beaded sculpture, ‘Are we there yet?’ (2006) features in the ‘Homely / Unhomely’ group exhibition at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne. Read more
Transit exhibition at Span Galleries
The Transit body of work by artist Christine Eid explores and questions notions of identity, acceptance and popular preconceptions of taxi drivers and Australia’s migrants. Read more
Blend exhibition at Horti Hall Gallery
Christine Eid’s first solo exhibition ‘Blend’ reflects on the multifaceted nature of assimilation at Melbourne’s Horti Hall Gallery.
Guest project at Dante’s Upstairs Gallery
The ‘Guest’ project is a collaboration between TOW and Letterbox. Attracting the highest bid at the art auction, the works raised money for the Refugee Community Tour education program. Read more