Encounters - An exhibition of artworks by Rebecca Holden

18 - 30 July 2024 (Te Auaha Gallery, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington)

Curious fantastical creatures encounter one another within these paintings. What happens in the moment of their encounters?

A mix of encounters play out between the fantastical creatures in Rebecca’s work. Creatures who are part person, part animal but all fantasy are each players in a curious game of happenstance. From a tender embrace to what looks somewhat like a procession, the works encourage the possibility of multiple stories. Some of these characters within the artworks look out of their situation towards the viewer. But are they inviting you in or is there something else within their gaze.

Bringing together a collection of works in different medium the show investigates how multiple encounters play out throughout a day, a week, or perhaps a moment. All happening in parallel. The artist invites you the viewer, to uncover your own stories within the work.

Te Auaha Gallery
18 - 30 July 2024
8:30am - 6pm Mon - Fri
10am - 3pm Weekends
Special opening event Wednesday 17th July 5:30pm

Free entry


Rebecca Holden is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. She works from her home studio in Upper Hutt.

Rebecca graduated with an MFA from Massey University in 2013 and has since had multiple solo shows, including a WW1 commemorative show in Israel in 2017. As well as these she has participated in many group shows throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.


More about Rebecca can be found at:

www.rebeccaholden.co.nz or check out @rebeccaholdenartist on Instagram and Facebook.