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to the website of visual artist Rebecca Holden (the site formally known as Design Farm).

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Spread 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' to Israel – crowd fundraiser

New Zealand artist, Rebecca Holden has been invited to show her WW1 commemorative exhibition 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' in Rishon LeZion, Israel in Nov 2017.
The exhibition on the NZ Mounted Riflemen is scheduled to coincide with the centenary of 2 significant WW1 battles – but she needs your help make it happen.
She will be running a Pledgeme crowd funding campaign from 17 February - 28 March, to help fund this incredible opportunity – please help spread the word

PLEDGEME FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN NOW LIVE – PLEASE SUPPORT

February 2017

 

Peoples Choice Award Winner – Wellington Regional Art Review

I'm thrilled to have received the Peoples Choice Award for 'Hansel and Gretel Lost in the Woods' at the recent Wellington Regional Art Review exhibition!
Thanks so much for all those who voted for my painting. Thanks also to Upper Hutt i-SITE, Interislander and Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre.

November 2016

 

Finalist in the Wellington Regional Art Review

‘Hansel & Gretel Lost in the Woods', acrylic and oil on on paper, 2016 by Rebecca Holden, was selected as one of 50 finalists for the Wellington Regional Art Review. This exhibition is on at Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, New Zealand until the 20th of November 2016.

September 2016

 

Finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize

‘Hansel & Gretel’, graphite on gesso, on paper, 2016 by Rebecca Holden, was selected as one of 90 finalists out of 429 entries for the 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize. This prize celebrates drawing in all it’s many varied forms and I am honoured to be a part of the 2016 exhibition. This exhibition is at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand until the 28th of August.

August 2016

 

Sand in the Apricot Jam exhibition at The National Army Museum, Waiouru, NZ

From 25th May until 21st August 2016 Sand in the Apricot Jam will be exhibited at the National Army Museum in Waiouru, NZ. This body of work commemorates the role of the NZ Mounted Rifles in WWI, of which my grandfather was a member. It was created to mark the 100th anniversary of this war and to acknowledge the sacrifices of the 'Mounteds' - lest we forget. You can read about the works here.

May 2016

 

Finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2016

My painting 'Faithful Johannes' was selected as a finalist in the long standing and well regarded Molly Morpeth Canaday Award for painting and drawing. The awards exhibition runs from 30th January to the 13th March 2016 at Te koputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatāne NZ

January 2016

 

Retold – The Grimm Project exhibition at Lake House Arts Centre

The exhibition of the Grimm Project, titled 'Retold', will be on show at Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ from 10th to 29th November 2015. I will be giving an artist's talk at 11am on Sunday 29th November. You can find out more about this project on my blog.

November 2015

 

Retold – The Grimm Project exhibition

Pop it in your diaries! – the exhibition of the Grimm Project, titled 'Retold', will be on show at Toi Poneke in Wellington, NZ from 7 August to 29 August 2015. You can find out more about this project on my blog.

July 2015

 

Sand in the Apricot Jam


Well what a fantastic experience it has been as artist in residence at Expressions in Upper Hutt working on Sand in the Apricot Jam! The exhibition runs until the 7th of September at Expressions then will tour around New Zealand. You can read all about it on my blog about the project.

September 2014

 

Sand in the Apricot Jam


Coming up in July 2014, Sand in the Apricot Jam is a visual arts project I will me doing to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI. More details >>. Or go directly to my blog on the project


March 2014


The Grimm Project


I've begun a blog on my most recent arts project I call the Grimm Project. Details on this can be found at Rebecca Holden | From the studio

September 2013

 

The Arts in Society conference, Budapest, 24-26 July 2013


I have the fabulous opportunity to present a paper on my practice based research at the Arts in Society conference in Budapest this June. This is a fabulous opportunity to participate in an international discussion on art. Bring it on!

June 2013

 

Featured Artwork

Rebecca-Holden
Title: Hansel & Gretel Lost in the Woods 2016 | Detail | SOLD
Medium: Oil and acrylic on paper
Size: 1230mm(w) x 1030mm(h)