Rebecca Ann Hobbs

b. 1976

Australian born, Wulgurukaba country, Rebecca Ann Hobbs is an Auckland based artist who works with new media to create video and still images that mostly celebrate dynamic bodies and their relationships with specific sites. 
 
“I am completely preoccupied with music, dance and place at the moment, for example how do all things Dancehall, which originates in Jamaica, become manifest when the culture is practiced in a South Auckland locale?”
 
Rebecca completed her BFA at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002 and a MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. Several articles have been published regarding her practice, including the more recent Rebecca Hobbs, Eyeline Magazine, Issue #74, 2011.
 
Rebecca is currently academic staff in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara.
 
Selected Exhibitions
2016 Te Ihu o Mataoho, St PAUL Street Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, AUT
 
2014
Other Waters, Te Tuhi, Auckland
EAF Film Club, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh, (SCT)
What’s the Hurry? RAMP, Hamilton
Saturate Every Atom, Mangere Arts Centre, South Auckland
Carpet Burn, Papakura Gallery, South Auckland
 
2013
Body Rock, Film Archive, Auckland
Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004- 2013, City Gallery Wellington
Unearthing Delights/Odkrywanie zachwyca, Long Gardens, Gdańsk, (PL) 
 
2012
Waack, Whine, Pop & Roll, Dog Park, Christchurch
Mangere Mall, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, (AUS)
In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington
Follow You, Follow You, Snake Pit Gallery, Auckland
Urban Pictures, Ängelholm International Video Art Festival, Ängelholm, (SWD)
WWJD, Fresh Gallery Otara, South Auckland
 
2011
Mangere Bridge: 246 Meters, Fishbowl, Public Art Gallery
Focus Nouvelle-Zelande, “People Television”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, (FRA)
FranceHijacked 2: Australia/Germany, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth, (AUS)
Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, (AUS)
 
2010
Manu toi; Artists and Messengers, Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere
Ah-round, SQUARE2 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Failing, Falling, Flying, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland
Ah-round, Monte Vista, Los Angeles, (USA)
 
2009
International Photography, Gow Langsford, Auckland
Photography Sell-out, Gus Fisher, Auckland
To Do, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, (AUS)
 
2008
The MGA Collection: Quite Earth, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, (AUS)
Down to Earth, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, (AUS)