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’ is published in a recent book ‘Lebanese in Australia’ (2019) written by T. & A. Batrouney. 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 is 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 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 SLV collection. Read more

Love, war & roller skates performance

Combining whimsical live performance, rare archival footage and evocative soundscape, the ‘Rinking’ performance at the SLV reveals tantalising glimpses into the story of the Beyer family. Read more

RINKING performance at SLV

A premiere multimedia performance that provides glimpses 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 Storage Site Tour

The City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection storage site opens its doors to the public as part of Open House Melbourne with free-guided tours.
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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 Victoria’s champion roller skaters the Beyer family.
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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.
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Archbishop Mannix SLV display

The ‘Archbishop Mannix: an enduring leadership’ display at the State Library Victoria marks the centenary of Daniel Mannix’s arrival to Melbourne. Curated by Christine Eid. 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

Presenting her paper, Christine Eid will tell the story of Melbourne’s clothing manufacturers and drapers, the Saleeba family, 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 Melbourne’s former taxi drivers, focuses on Lebanese migration and 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’.
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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

A special display at the State Library Victoria commemorates the running of the 150th Melbourne Cup in 2010. Curated by Christine Eid.
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Circular public art commission

‘Circular’ (2010) is a series of eight cast iron artworks installed in Point Cook, created by artist Christine Eid, TOW, in collaboration with typographer Stephen Banham from Letterbox. Read more

Hard Labour Seminar at SLV

Christine Eid, State Library Creative Fellow, will give a presentation about her research on Victoria’s female taxi drivers at the ‘Hard Labour’ seminar at SLV.
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SLV Creative Fellowship

Christine Eid’s research will explore the rich social history of female taxi drivers in the Victorian taxi industry, utilising the State Library Victoria’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.
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Primavera 2009 exhibition at MCA

Guest curator Jeff Khan selects nine contemporary emerging Australian artists to be part of the ‘Primavera 2009’ exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Read more

Characters & Spaces self-guided tour

‘Characters & Spaces’ is a self-guided tour of 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.
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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).
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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.
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Video exhibition at Blk Mrkt Project

The ‘Video’ exhibition shows 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).
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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.
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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