Julia Holden's Artwork
Julia Holden received her Fine Arts degree from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, before moving to Melbourne to complete a Master of Fine Arts by Research at Monash University in 2011. Holden is currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the earthquake devastation she encountered after relocating from Melbourne has now focused her attention on finding ways to meaningfully contribute to the restoration of this city. This collection includes documentation of various painting projects that Julia has completed over the last three years, and photographs of Christchurch post-earthquake. More of Julia's artwork can be found at her website: www.juliaholden.com.
- Starship Big Egg Hunt 2014
- The Whittaker''s Big Egg Hunt took place from 21 March to 22 April 2014, with 100 giant eggs created by New Zealand artists hidden throughout Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The artworks were auctioned at a gala event or on Trade Me, to raise money for the Starship Foundation. Julia Holden's egg was titled 'A Shell of Her Former Self' and depicted a scene of post-quake Christchurch.
- Contains 58 items
- Wish You Were Here 2013
- Wish You Were Here is a series of oil paintings, which are Julia Holden's response to the radically-altered city she encountered moving to Christchurch from Melbourne in late 2012. The body of work acknowledges the city as she found it. All paintings are oil on board.
- Contains 28 items
- Wish You Were Here 2014
- 'Wish You Were Here' is a series of ten oil paintings by Julia Holden, depicting scenes of post-earthquake Christchurch. The paintings were photographed and made into large-format postcards, which were printed by Phantom Billstickers and distributed around cafes in Wellington and Auckland. Five of the photographed paintings were also made into billboards, which were located in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
- Contains 13 items
- its like now
- 'its like now' was an installation of 50 portraits (150 oil on board paintings and an animated painting), presenting an incomplete portrait of the Christchurch arts community. The aim was to warmly acknowledge the tireless, often faceless workers who make up this recovering city's creative arts community in a self-selecting, non-hierarchical, and entirely democratic collective portrait. An invitation to submit a 30-second video or photo 'selfie' was sent out to artists, writers, curators, museum directors, gallerists and gallery workers, both paid and volunteer. The selfies ranged from the conceptual to the serious and playful, and provided engaging raw material for the work. Everyone who responded was represented.
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