CV

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

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

2015
Through the Glass Ceiling. Tin Palace, Lyttelton, NZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007
Emerging Artists.  City Art Rooms.  Auckland, New Zealand.
Paintings and Sculpture.  Auckland, New Zealand
Group Show.  George Fraser Gallery, Auckland University.  Auckland, New Zealand.

Qualifications

2012  Master of Fine Arts by Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2007  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, Auckland, NZ

Related Activity

2017
Lyttelton Redux public talk at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery art auction
Women of SCAPE art auction for SCAPE Public Art

2016
Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery art auction
Women of SCAPE art auction for SCAPE Pubic Art

2015
Lecturer. Ilam, School of Fine Arts. Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ
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
Tour host for SCAPE 8, Christchurch

2009
Committee member for ‘Time, Transcendence Performance’ conference, Monash University. Melbourne, VIC
Postgraduate Travel Scholarship to Europe

Awards

2013 Wallace Art Awards Salon des Refuse, The James Wallace Arts Trust. Auckland, New Zealand
2012  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Finalist
2011  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Finalist
2010  ‘Erotica’ Queensland Artworkers Alliance inaugural art prize
2008  Ake Ake Fund (Private Arts Trust), New Zealand.
2007  Gordon Harris Painting Award.  Elam, School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.
2006  Jean Hamlin Scholarship.  Elam, School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.

Publications/Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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