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.

CIRCUIT Resources

Podcast with Martin Awa Clarke Langdon and Qiane Matata-Sipu (2020)
Essay by Megan Dunn (2012)

Selected Exhibitions

Queer Pavilion, Auckland Pride, Auckland
Wansolwara: One Salt Water, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

Finding Emory – A Poster Show, Vunilagi Vou, Auckland
Time-knots, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland
Ngātahi Reading Room, Auckland Art Fair

18 Horas Entre Nosotros, Dance Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland

#ThisHomeisOccupied, RM Gallery, Auckland
Research Pavilion: The Utopia of Access, Sala del Camino, Venice, Italy
9X5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

Repeat/Rotate/Reflect, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
Art Sale for Phoenix, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland
Point of Hue, LOT23, Auckland
Te Ihu o Mataoho, St PAUL Street Gallery, Auckland
Other Waters, Te Tuhi, Auckland
EAF Film Club, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland
What’s the Hurry? RAMP, Hamilton
Saturate Every Atom, Mangere Arts Centre, South Auckland
Carpet Burn, Papakura Gallery, Auckland
Body Rock, The New Zealand Film Archive, Auckland
Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004- 2013, City Gallery Wellington
Unearthing Delights/Odkrywanie zachwyca, Long Gardens, Gdańsk, Poland
Waack, Whine, Pop & Roll, Dog Park, Christchurch
Mangere Mall, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
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, Sweden
WWJD, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland
Peoples Television, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
FranceHijacked 2: Australia/Germany, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia
Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Manu toi; Artists and Messengers, Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere
SQUARE2 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Failing, Falling, Flying, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland
Monte Vista, Los Angeles, USA
International Photography, Gow Langsford, Auckland
Photography Sell-out, Gus Fisher, Auckland
To Do, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The MGA Collection: Quite Earth, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Down to Earth, Academy Gallery, Tasmania, Australia