CV

2018
Fan Fiction, PG Gallery 192, Christchurch
Julia Holden: Performance Painting. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

2017
Lyttelton Redux, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
Draped Nude (Audrey Baldwin, after Henri Matisse). Performance painting at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Caroline (Ruby Cumming, after Leo Bensemann). New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
Audrey, Tiny Mural for the The Social,  Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
Making Space,‘ The Social group exhibition, Wellington

2016
Lyttelton Redux. Installation and Walking Tour, Lyttelton Township. Lyttelton
Leo (Sam Clague, after Rita Angus), for Christchurch City Council Beca Heritage Week, The Arts Centre, Christchurch
The Lyttelton Venus. Lyttelton Arts Factory, Lyttelton
I’m Your Fan. Chambers241, Christchurch
Olympia. Chambers241, Christchurch

2015
Through the Glass Ceiling. Tin Palace, Lyttelton

2014
its like now. Artbox installation, Christchurch
#WishYouWereHereChch. 5 billboard installation and postcard edition. Christchurch
#WishYouWereHereChch. 5 billboard installation and postcard edition. Wellington
#WishYouWereHereChch. 5 billboard installation and postcard edition. Auckland
Julia Holden. 30 Upstairs Gallery, Courtenay Pl, Wellington
38 Days. CPIT Artbox, Christchurch
Present Tense, The Inconvenience Store, Christchurch

2013
38 Days (Part I & II). Federation Square Screens and No Vacancy Gallery. Melbourne, Victoria
The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush. The The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
FESTA, Festival of Transitional Architecture. Christchurch
Drawn Together (group show). Lyttelton
Scattershot (group show). Christchurch
Wish You Were Here. Christchurch

2012
Off the Strip New Genres Festival 2012 Centre for Contemporary Art. Las Vegas, USA
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist). Sydney, New South Wales.
SafARI 2012, Sydney Artist Run Spaces Unofficial Fringe to the Biennale. Sydney, New South Wales.
AUSthetic 2012. Federation Square Screens. Melbourne, Victoria.
ThreeOneSixOh 2012 Experimental Film Festival. Melbourne, Victoria

2011
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist). Sydney, NSW
The Churchie National Emerging Art Award (finalist). Griffith University Art Gallery, Queensland.
State of Design Festival. South Melbourne Town Hall. Melbourne, Victoria.
ThreeOneSixOh Experimental Film Festival. Melbourne, Victoria.
Master of Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

2010
Digital Fringe, Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne, Victoria.
Seventh Gallery,Group Show, Gertrude Street. Melbourne, Victoria.
Gertrude Street Projection Festival.  Melbourne, Victoria.
Choice. C3 Gallery. Abbotsford Convent, Collingwood. Melbourne, Victoria.
Erotica. Artworkers Alliance Art Prize.  PS Gallery, Paddington, Queensland, Australia

2009
Drawing Time.  Monash University Faculty Gallery. Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
dreambetweenday. Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood.  Melbourne, Victoria
Linden Postcard Show 2009. Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts.  Melbourne, Victoria

2007
Emerging Artists.  City Art Rooms, Auckland
Paintings and Sculpture.  Pop-up show, Auckland
Group Show.  George Fraser Gallery, Auckland University,  Auckland

Qualifications

2012  Master of Fine Arts by Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2007  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, Auckland
1995 – 2016  Storyboard and Concept Artist in Film and Television production
1989   NZCAD, Certificate in Architectural Draughting, Wellington Polytechnic, Wellington

Grants and Awards

2018   Tylee Cottage Residency and Lillian Ida Smith Award, Whanganui
Canterbury Heritage Awards, “Outstanding Contribution to Heritage” (Finalist), Christchurch
BP Portrait Award (Shortlisted), National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
ZAFAA18, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton
2016    CNZ Quick Response Grant $7,500 towards Lyttelton Redux
             Christchurch City Council Community Arts Grant, $2,200
2013    Wallace Art Awards Salon des Refuse, The James Wallace Arts Trust. Auckland
2012    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), Sydney, Australia
2011    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), Sydney, Australia
2010    ‘Erotica’ Queensland Artworkers Alliance art prize (Finalist), Queensland, Australia
2009    Monash Postgraduate Travel Scholarship to Europe
2008    Ake Ake Fund, Private Arts Trust, Auckland
2007    Gordon Harris Painting Award. Elam, School of Fine Arts, Auckland University
2006    Jean Hamlin Scholarship. Elam, School of Fine Arts, Auckland University

Publications/Press

Eleanor Wenman, ‘Paintings come to life in Wellington Portrait Exhibition.‘ The Dominion Post, 6 July, 2018

Grant Banbury, ‘Paint and Projection: the Portraits of Julia Holden,’  Art New Zealand, Spring 2017

Claire Voon, ‘After an Earthquake Destroyed a Museum, an Artist Stepped in to Fill the Void,’  Hyperallergic, 16 February 2017

Petrena Fishburn, ‘Performance Painting,‘ Takahē 88 Magazine, Issue 3, 2016.

Dr Warren Feeney, ‘Julia Holden discusses her post-quakes works‘, The Press Arts Section, Christchurch. 13 November, 2016.

Joel Ineson, ‘Lyttelton Redux turns port town locals into significant parts of their own history‘, The Press, Christchurch. 7 November, 2016.

Dr Warren Feeney, ’10 Exhibitions to see in Christchurch’, The Press, Christchurch. 7 November, 2016.

Dr Warren Feeney, Julia Holden Discusses Her New Exhibition – I’m Your Fan’, The Press Arts Section, Christchurch. 1 March, 2016.

Dr Warren Feeney, ‘This is us, right now,‘ Go section, The Press, Christchurch. 20 November, 2014. 

Michelle Duff, ‘Postcards from the Red Zone’, The Sunday Star Times. 1 June, 2014.

Robert Nelson, The Arts section, The Age, Melbourne. 20 May, 2009.

TV and Radio

Giles Dexter, Julia Holden’s Stunning Portraits Go on Display,  Newshub 5 July, 2018 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/09/8yo-boy-mistakes-father-s-ecstasy-pills-for-lollies-shares-with-friends.html?ref=ves-nextauto

Jessie Mulligan, ‘Lyttelton’s Famous Faces Return,‘ Jessie Mulligan 1-4pm,RadioNZ 10 February, 2017 https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201832742/lyttelton’s-famous-faces-return

Lyn Freeman, After the Earthquakes, Lyttelton Redux, Standing Room Only. RadioNZ, 2 July, 2017 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/201849609/after-the-earthquakes-lyttelton-redux

Wallace Chapman, Wish You Were Here Art Project, Sunday Morning. RadioNZ, 22 June 2014  http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2600578/wish-you-were-here-art-project

Jessie Mulligan, Best song ever written – If It Be Your Will. Jessie Mulligan 1-4pm. RadioNZ, 2 April 2014 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2591176/best-song-ever-written-if-it-be-your-will

Related Activity

2018
Artist Talk, Sargent Gallery on Quay, Whanganui
Artist Talk, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

2017
Public Talk about Lyttelton Redux concepts and processes at Canterbury Museum
Contributed artwork to The Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery art auction
Contributed artwork to Women of SCAPE art fundraiser

2016
Contributed artwork to The Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery art auction
Contributed artwork to Women of SCAPE art fundraiser

2015
Lecturer. Ilam, School of Fine Arts. Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ
Tour manager for SCAPE 8, Christchurch city
All works and activities from 2013-2014 added to Canterbury University’s permanent Earthquake Digital Archive CEISMIC.org http://www.ceismic.org.nz/search?q=julia+holden&category=Videos#page1

2014
Wish You Were Here, Arts Foundation Boosted Fundraising Campaign – $5,000 raised
Wish You Were Here Christchurch, Arts Foundation Boosted Fundraising Campaign – $2,500 raised
A Shell of Her Former Self, Egg #45 for Starship Foundation’s Big Egg Hunt Fundraiser $8,500 raised

2009
Committee member for ‘Time, Transcendence Performance’ conference, Monash University. Melbourne, VIC