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Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

2013 | Master of Fine Arts | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2011 | Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

1995 | Bachelor of Design | Victoria University/Wellington Polytechnic, NZ

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 | Sand in the Apricot Jam | Museum of Rishion LeZion, Israel (October 2017 – May 2018) Opened by Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy Governor General of New Zealand as part of the WW1 centenary commemorations in Israel

2017 | Once Upon a Time (exhibition at the conclusion of the Marsden Artist Residency) | National Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ (June)

2017 | Sand in the Apricot Jam | Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ (March – June)

2016 | Sand in the Apricot Jam | National Army Museum, Waiouru, NZ (May - August)

2015 | Retold (Grimm Project) | Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ (August) and Lakehouse Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ (November)

2014 | Sand in the Apricot Jam | Expressions Whirinaki Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, NZ  (July – September)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 | Finalist – Wellington Regional Art Review | Upper Hutt, NZ

2016 | Finalist – Parkin Drawing Prize | Wellington, NZ

2016 | Finalist – Molly Morpeth Canaday Award | Whakatane, NZ

2013 | MFA and MDes exhibition | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2012 | Finalist – The Wellington Art Review | Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, NZ  

Finalist – Cliftons Art Prize | Cliftons, Wellington, NZ

Selected exhibitor at the opening of the new CoCA building, Te Ara Hihiko | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2011 | Graduate exhibition | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2010 | NZ Art Show | Wellington, NZ

2010 | Moments of Motherhood and Abstracted Visions Exhibition (joint exhibition with Shivaun Hogan) | Square Edge, Palmerston North, NZ

Winter Exhibition | Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

2007 |Fab Wai Art Exhibition | Caterton Exhibition Centre, Carterton, NZ

2006 |3 on Show Exhibition (joint exhibition with Shivaun Hogan and Susan Samuels) | Archibalds the Art Place, Upper Hutt, NZ

Finalist – Adam Portrait Award | National Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Finalist – Park Lane Charity Exhibition and Auction | Auckland, NZ

2004 |  Affordable Arts Show 2004 | Wellington, NZ

 

Awards

2016 | Peoples Choice Award | Wellington Regional Art Review, Wellington, NZ

 

Professional Activities

2014 - present day | Senior visiting tutor at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, School of Art, Wellington

2013 | Visiting tutor at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, School of Art, Wellington

 

Residencies and Conferences

2018 | NZ Pacific Studio (Anzac Fellowship Residency), Mt Bruce, NZ

2017 |Samuel Marsden Collegiate College,Wellington, NZ

2014 | Expressions Whirinaki Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, NZ

2013 | Presentation of my MFA research at The Arts in Society conference in Budapest, Hungary –June 2013. The paper presented was titled “Distant painterly perspectives: war, atrocites and the suffering of others”

 

Articles and Reviews

2017 | 'Rebecca paints Granddad proud' on ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ going to Israel |RSA Review Spring 2017 edition

'Artist tells fairytales on canvasses' | Independent Herald, 14 June 2017

2016 | 'Rebecca Holden is going places’ | Stuff Entertainment, 13 December 2016

2015 | 'Exhibition honoured those who served at Gallipoli' on ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ | Last post First Light – The Hutt Valley ANZAC Story

'Fairy-tale inspired performance marks Toi Poneke's 10th Birthday' | City Arts Panui, Wellington City Council

2014 | 'Nod to Soldier and Steed' on ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ | The Leader, Upper Hutt

 

Interviews and Speaking Engagements

2017 |Radio interview with Jess Mulligan about taking 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' to Israel

| Artist talk on 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' | Waikato Museum, NZ

2016 | Artist talk on 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' | Nation Army Museum, NZ

2015 | Radio interivew about 'Retold' | Caffeine and Aspirin show, Radio Active 88.6 FM, NZ

2014 | Radio interview about my practice | Hutt Radio 106.1 FM, NZ

| Artist talk on 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' | Expressions Whirinaki Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, NZ

 

Blog and Catalogue

Sand in the Apricot Jam exhibition catalogue (Digital copy available on request)

From the Studio

Sand in the Apricot Jam

 

Collaborations

2015 | Collaboration with performance artist Kenneth Mannchen, who performed as 'Fox' in response to the 'Retold' exhibition at Toi Poneke for which he modeled, Wellington, NZ

 

Other Exciting Endeavors

2010 | 'Pop up gallery'in an unused space in Lower Hutt with fellow artist Shivaun Hogan. You can see information about this on the blog.

2010 - 2012 | Committee member for Friends of the Dowse, Lower Hutt