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.'
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