Artist Biography

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Rebecca Smallridge is a visual artist working from her home studio in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa (New Zealand).

 In 2021, Rebecca received a Master of Arts with distinction under the supervision of ARA Creative Industries.  This qualification is an extension of the Bachelor of Design in Visual Arts which she achieved in 2009. Rebecca has an active exhibition practice both nationally and internationally and has been included in group and solo shows since 2007. First prize recipient of the Mortlock McCormack Law Art Award in 2009 and a finalist in the Zonta Female Art Awards in 2020, her paintings, original woodblock prints and ceramics are held in public and private collections in Aotearoa. 

'I reflect on humanity's vital role of stewardship towards nature, acknowledging a delicate balance and mutual dependancy. Pattern, rhythm, life cycles, inter dependence, hope and survival are all themes resonating throughout my work.'

 

Selected exhibitions

2020         Regeneration, Masters show, Chambers Gallery, Christchurch

2020         Zonta Female Art Award, Finalists group show, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton

2020        Shared Lines:S group show, Birdo Flugas Gallery, Sendai, Japan

2019        Reverie, group show, BNZ centre, Christchurch

2019        Shared Lines: Kaikoura/ChCh, group show, Kaikoura Museum & The arts Centre, Christchurch

2018        RSM Law Art Show, group show, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

2018        Art Auction Fundraiser, group show, Fixate Gallery, Christchurch

2017        Shared Lines:W, group show, Thistle Hall, Wellington

2017        AM Art Pop Up Show, group show, Chambers Gallery, Christchurch

2017        SB surf Club Art Auction, group show, Christchurch

2015        Homeland, two person show, The Chambers Gallery, Rangiora

2015-17   Ruapuna School Art Auction, group show, Blenheim

2014        Birdsong, group show, Kereru Gallery, Mapua

2014        GASP! group show, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2013        Present, group show, Tin Palace, Lyttelton

2013        With Child, group show, Little River Gallery, Little River

2013        Shared Lines, group show, Toi O Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown

2013        Shared Lines, group show, Canterbury Museum

2013        Shake it up, group show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

2013        Natural Selection, three person show, Selwyn Gallery, Darfield

2012        Shared Lines: Sendai/ChCh Art Exchange, group show, Sendai Mediateque & Birdo Flugas Gallery, Japan

2011        ChCh Earthquake Exhibition & Art Auction, group show, The Suter Gallery, Nelson

2010        Fragile, solo show, CoCA Gallery, Christchurch

2010        MortlockMcCormack Law Retrospective, group show, CoCA Gallery, Christchurch

2010        Works on paper, group show, ARA Campus, Christchurch

2009        Modus Operandi, group show, NG Gallery, Christchurch

2009        Ripe, graduate exhibition, Convention Centre, Christchurch

2009        In The Making, group show, NG Gallery, Christchurch

2007-13   WAI Annual Art Exhibition, group show, Waikuku 

Rebecca's artwork is held in both public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad.