Claudia Pond Eyley is a visual artist, painter, printmaker, film director from Matamata, New Zealand. As a founder member of Visual Artists Against Nuclear Disarmament (V.A.A.N.A.) and member of the Association of Women Artists, the artist was active in the women’s and peace and social justice movements during the 1970’s/80’s until the present time.
Pond Eyley documented the Moruroa Peace Flotilla’s protest actions during the 1995 resumption of nuclear testing in the Pacific which resulted in a major series of artworks and the publication, “Protest at Moruroa - first hand accounts from the New Zealand-based flotilla” by Tandem Press. Her first documentaray film was made in 2005 on the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. “Departure and Return. Final Journey of the Rainbow Warrior" premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Followed by her film “No Nukes Is Good Nukes!” about the grassroots nuclear free movement in New Zealand.