Julia Holden: About Face
CoCA is proud to present About Face by Julia Holden in our North Galleries.
New Zealand painter Julia Holden has been living in Ōtautahi Christchurch since 2012, and this year is moving away. CoCA is delighted to present About Face, a farewell to a prominent member of the Ōtautahi Christchurch community. Julia Holden is a respected artist and a friend to many; she will be greatly missed. The show brings together works spanning Holden’s prestigious career including a new live painting created specifically for the opening of About Face, as well as works never before seen in Christchurch. The exhibition highlights the utterly unique painting process Holden is renowned for.
Julia Holden graduated BFA at Elam, School of Fine Arts, Auckland, in 2007 and gained Master of Fine Arts by Research from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2011. While in Australia Holden was a finalist in The Churchie, 2011, exhibited in SafARI 2012, and was a finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2011 and 2012.