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Artist Biography


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 and 2023, 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 dependency. Pattern, rhythm, life cycles, interdependence, hope and survival are all themes resonating throughout my work.'

Artist biography: Bio

2023         Finalist in Zonta Female Art Awards    

2021          Master of Arts with distinction - Art Creative Industries

2020         Finalist in Zonta Female Art Awards

2019         Masters Scholarship - Ara Creative Industries

2010         Emerging Artists - Solo show at CoCA

2009         Bachelor of Design in Visual Arts - ARA / CPIT

2009         1st prize Mortlock McCormack Law Art Awards

2009         1st prize Will Cummings Memorial Award 

2009         Selected for the Ara Art Collection

Selected exhibitions

2024         (Upcoming) group show, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch
2023         (Upcoming) Christmas show, group show, Little River Gallery, Little River
2023         (Upcoming) Fling, group show, Eastside Gallery, Christchurch
2023         Zonta Female Art Award, Finalists group show, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton
2022         Symbiosis, group show, Chambers Gallery, Christchurch

2022         Resonance, group show, Little River Gallery, Little River
2021          Curate Me, group show, PG Gallery, Christchurch
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   Rapaura 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 


 Gallery Representation

Little River Gallery. Little River, Banks Peninsula

Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch

Artist biography: CV
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