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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Fabric design from Doris Lusk’s “Flower Study/Mixed Flowers”, c. 1937

2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1100 | SOLD

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Colour wheel (after Florence Akins)
2018
Julia Holderness, digital print on linen
$750 | ENQUIRE

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Fabric design 9-59, c. 1937
2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1200 | SOLD

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Mixed Flowers (Summer), c. 1937
2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1300 | SOLD

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Mixed Spring Flowers, c. 1936
2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1300 | SOLD

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Impromptu cushions

2021
Julia Holderness, digital prints on linen
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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Autumn Study, c. 1938 
2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1100 | SOLD

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Richard Orjis
The Studio
Still Life (from the studio garden)
2021
Ink on canvas, Edition of 1/1

$5000 | ENQUIRE

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Kirstin Carlin
The Studio
New Bouquet (after Anne and Doris)
2021
Oil on aluminium panel. Courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery
$6000 | SOLD

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Julia Holden
The Studio
Portrait of Florence Weir in her Studio
2021
Acrylic on board
$NFS | ENQUIRE

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Tatyanna Meharry
The Studio
Still Life Colour Study (after “Mixed Flowers” by Doris Lusk)

2021
Ceramic beads
$585 | ENQUIRE

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Florence Weir, Fabric design W-5, c. 1937
2021
Julia Holderness felted wool textile
$1200 | ENQUIRE

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Emma Turner
The Studio
Replica of vase in Mixed Flowers (Doris Lusk) and Spring Blossom (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Glazed earthenware
$475 | ENQUIRE

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Emma Turner
The Studio
Replica of vase in Mixed Flowers (Doris Lusk) and Spring Blossom (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Glazed earthenware
$475 | ENQUIRE

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Emma Turner
The Studio
Replica of vase in Mixed Flowers (Doris Lusk) and Spring Blossom (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Glazed earthenware
$475 | ENQUIRE

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Prop inspired by vase in Poppies (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Painted ceramic vase
$350 | ENQUIRE

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Prop inspired by vase in Poppies (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Painted ceramic vase
$350 | ENQUIRE

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Julia Holderness
The Studio
Prop inspired by vase in Poppies (Anne Hamblett)
2021
Painted ceramic vase
$350 | ENQUIRE

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Emma Turner
The Studio
Replica of teacup with saucer depicted in Pink Roses (Doris Lusk)
2021
Glazed stoneware
$250 | ENQUIRE

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The Studio
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The Studio
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The Studio
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The Studio
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The Studio
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The Studio

Julia Holderness

04 May – 04 Jun 2022

In The Studio, Julia Holderness uses her research and practice-based approach to explore the history of an all-woman art studio and exhibiting space in Ōtepoti Dunedin that was shared by Doris Lusk, Anne Hamblett and Mollie Lawn (1939-40). Considering the ‘group studio’ as a site of practice, shared resources and social connection, Holderness extends this narrative by imagining historical artist Florence Weir’s possible interactions in this context. Works by contemporary artists Julia Holden, Kirstin Carlin, Richard Orjis and Tatyanna Meharry further explore the possible influences of this collective environment.

Julia Holderness completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 2002 and an Honours in Visual Arts from AUT University in 2015. She is nearing completion of a Visual Arts PhD in practice-led research at AUT University. Titled Ever Present Archiving: methodologies for art histories through invention, fabrication and social practice, Julia explores archives and their construction of art-historical narratives. Her practice and outputs are often collaborative and she works alongside both historic and current artists. In creating narratives that might or might not have existed – encompassing artists, groups, movements, and exhibitions – her research practice deliberates on the role of fiction in both the collection and interpretation of material histories. She critiques traditionally held divides between art historical scholarship and artistic fabrication. Through the use of invented personae, artworks and exhibitions, Holderness traces alternative histories of modernism in New Zealand.

Julia was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship and won the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award in 2016. The Studiowas developed for Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2021. Other projects include Florence & Florence: Other Textile Histories which was presented at Ilam Campus Gallery in 2018 and Gallery 91 for SCAPE 2017. This is Julia’s second show at The National. Her final PhD exhibition will be presented at ST Paul St Gallery later this month.

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