About Us

The Eade Gallery opened its doors late 2016 proudly representing, predominantly, Central Otago artists.

This remote, rugged, intensely beautiful and humbling landscape has produced a number of New Zealand’s most prominent artists.

With many artists working in remote areas or from their homes, Melanie and Rex Eade seized the opportunity to open a gallery in Clyde, Central Otago, where these artists could be represented in one place.

The gallery has something for everyone from original paintings, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, photography, prints and cards.

Clyde, a gold mining town dating back to 1862, is one of our rare, untouched gems that is fast becoming a destination point for travellers. It is the start of the Otago Central Rail Trail and intrinsic to Central’s “World of Difference” brand.

Melanie Eade

Melanie Eade

Owner / Artist

Melanie has spent most of her working life in Retail Design for Australasian shopping centres as a Retail Design Manager. A total lifestyle change was brought about by their move to Clyde in 2009 where Melanie and Rex opened a Boutique bed and breakfast and purchased a local magazine the InsiderGuide to Central Otago and QT Lakes. Following health issues in 2015 Melanie decided it was time to “follow one’s dream”. They sold the B&B and magazine and her desire to be a full time artist and run an art gallery has been realised with full support of her soul mate, Rex.


Rex Eade

Owner / Graphic Designer / Photographer

Rex has spent most of his working life in print, starting as an apprentice Typographer with The Manawatu Standard in Palmerston North in 1976. After 14 years he moved north to Auckland, eventually setting up his own business as a graphic designer. In 2009 he and Melanie moved to Clyde where he has continued as a graphic designer/print broker but has also pursued his passion for outdoor activities in photography, fishing and mountain biking in the rugged Central Otago.

221, Mount Olimpus, Rheasilvia, Mars,
Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy
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