ISBN 978-1-64713-493-8Tide line
should be seen as an environmental statement on which a solve is required to be made from the direction and point in time that humans are now heading.Remnant
is about what is left. Don Hill
The book "Remnant' started with the name "Rainmaker' of which a single edition is held by the National Library of Australia and harks back to the mid 2000's when I had a keen interest in discovering the quirky rainforest of South East Queensland.
Since 2021 the book has progressed into a larger volume of photographic plates of which I have been very selective but is still not complete in that there are sections of interest that have yet to be filled. In the book I have undertaken to put a positive spin on the photographic record it contains. I did this in my previous publish of “Tide Line’ as well which showcased photographic plates from New Zealand and Nudgee Beach as well as works created from the use of micro plastics washed up on our shores.
It also referenced artworks which were created to represent the Pacific Vortex and the Garbage Patch. Overall the publication process contained in Remnant has been ongoing for more than twenty years with the project rekindled after the completion of Tide Line with Australian artist John Dahlsen which took more than three years to complete after the initial concept was discussed and detailed in 2019.
Written Overview of "Remnant'
Don Hill’s environmental depictions in Remnant portray past events captured by his use of many cameras.
Whether these are digital or analogue is not important. They express the moment and the essence of time.
The end result has intent and tries to show an environment that is part of a bigger picture that may have been dominant a very long time ago.
Not every photograph is intended to be perfection but photography becomes a perfect medium for humans to analyze, explore, examine and enjoy.
Some of the plates have a delicate treatment that Constable would use to produce his Oil painted landscapes with a Turner Water colour twist which William used in his daily water colour studies.
Others have been translated to Grayscale to exemplify the Silhouette of the beast of life.
In his time in London, Don would continually visit Turner’s water colours at the National Gallery in London even photographing them with the new Ektachrome low light film to make a transportable record to bring the essence home to Australia.
Hill’s recent photographic depictions are once again spontaneous.
He has nothing to say about this except to look at it at your leisure. "I have only set these out for me.’ “Although by sharing I suppose it may become contagious fulfilment for the author and the viewer.’
Some of his plates have an innocence as well as a Helmut Newton quality even though they relate directly to environmental subjects.
The capture of the present past. They are not necessarily perfect but capture a scene of activity that happened.
“In London I would spend spare time down at Abingdon Street in Kensington at Biba and sit around on the lounges there as this became inspiration to me and my photographic art.”
"There was nothing else like Biba in the whole world then.'
This is Don Hill
Hill’s life has been full of adventure some of which were spare of the moment fixations with the dribble of time and lax reasoning.
Once when he was fifteen with $2.00 in his pocket no equipment and just the clothes on his back he set off to Cairns for no apparent reason except adventure.
“It was about four in the afternoon, cool and sunny and the train trip to Brisbane was about 75 cents’.
“I guess I upset my parents for the umpteenth time but I had to explore and quench”.
“I drank deeply this time.” ‘I discovered things.”
He had an idea that he had to see Australia and he did.
The North was a beautiful tonic and untouched with rainforest growing right to the road edge for miles and miles and miles in those years as there were no kilometers then.
This has been the critique through most of his life although he has almost always been connected to a camera an artists brush or palette knife.
In those times he was not immune from taking charity from friends that he made along the way.
He states: ‘ My Successes and Failures have made me who I am today.’ “It is important for me to impart my knowledge of life to the world before I leave.’
“Whatever people think of my work is irrelevant as the only important thing is what I think of my work.
Some may think his ideas may be erratic and eccentric and having said this Don Hill has met and made many friends, travelled many lands to the ends of the Earth with little or no money in his pocket so who would or could argue with the beauty of the plates that he has created inside this manuscript.Nittaya Inphirut
(Master of Arts) 2022
Since early 2000 and prior I have been collecting data from the Southern subtropical rainforests and bushland. This became and
is a major part of my Art Practice.
A variable depiction of the past in moments gone.
Originally I started with film cameras one of which was a favorite Ziess which I carried everywhere from the 1970's onwards even in my time in the UK and Europe.
Overtime and in my later years I have become interested in publishing and writing books being of the belief that books conveyed a worthy and necessary cause as well as something you can hold in your hands and enjoy.
The paper that I use in all my documents and books comes from ISO14001 Compliant Mills and is bleach free.CV and Biographical Detail Selected Solo Exhibitions
2024/2025 "The Oasis' Exhibition with ISBN Registered Catalogue/Book. A New way of Celebrating the Australian Landscape.
2023 "Undercurrent" Exhibition and Book Release
2023 "Heading North' Exhibition and Book Release
2021 "Changing Perspectives" Exhibition and Book Release Florence Street Space
2020 "A Shifting Tide" August
2020/2019 "Accelerator" London Offices Teneriffe Brisbane
2006 "Paintings from Nature" The Art Factory Brisbane August 2006
2006 Davson Gallery "Sculptures from Canvas"
2005 "Art of the Non Objective Landscape" Recent Works Jasu Gallery Brisbane
2005 "Art of the Non Objective Landscape" Chinchilla Whitegums Gallery
2004 " Landscape & Textures from the Shore to the Sky" Texas Regional Art Gallery
2004 "Shorelines" New Textural and Assemblage Landscapes. Cooloola Shire Public Gallery
2004 "Working Plein Air" Sheraton Hotel Brisbane
2004 "Landscapes from the Rim" New textural and assemblage works Boonah Regional Gallery
2004 'Recent Seascapes' The Sofitel Brisbane Central
2004 "Water and Light" The Bundaberg Arts Centre
2003 "Water and Light" Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy
2002 "Recent Paintings" Augelo's New farm
2001 " Painting demonstrations" Port Office Hotel Brisbane
2000 "Moreton Island Series" Fox Studios Brisbane
2000 "Sand Island Paintings" Queensland Law Society BrisbaneSelected Associate Exhibitions
2024 "The Land Between, Above and Below' Florence Street Teneriffe
2023 "Up Late' Ipswich Civic Centre
2021 'Tide Line" with John Dahlsen Book Release and Exhibition
2008 "New Beginnings" Waterfront Place Brisbane city
2007 "River City" Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street Brisbane
2007 "Psychedelia" CBD Gallery Brisbane
2006 St Sebastian's Biennial exhibition
2006 "The Windows of Opportunity"Brisbane Power House with · Bree Amer
Catherine Anderson, Mike "Banx" Banks, Robyn Bauer, Robert Coleby, Angela Davies, Gavin Dickey, Daisy Dickey, Hannah
Evans, Scott Goddard, Mike Goldman, Travis Hendrix, David Hinchliffe, Kerry Holland, Mary Ibrahim, Kirra Jamison, Justin
Lavender, Tiffiny Laverack, Adrian Lewinski, Natasha Lewis, Christine Maudy, John Morris, Nuuna, Danielle O'Brien, Jim
Olsson, Sam Poursh, Cliff Sheldrake, Emma Sheldrake, Starr, Maxine Stibbe, Margaret Underdown, Chris Williams, Simon Won
2006 Carnival Exhibition CBD Brisbane
2005 "The Doors" Brisbane Power House with Bree Amer,
Anthony Bennett, Cathy Bevis, John Clements, Robert Coleby, Natalie Cook,John Dahlsen, Design College of Australia, Donna
Gee, Mike Goldman, David Hinchliffe, Malcolm Hooper, Mary-Paula Ibrahim, Jan Jorgensen, Tracey Keller, Jack Kennedy,
Brett Lethbridge, Adrian Lewinski, Shane Macfarlane, Felicity Mason, Simon Mclean, Moorooka Day Service, John Morris,
Nuuna, Sammaneh Poursh, Christine Sheldrake, Cliff Sheldrake, Emma Sheldrake, Maxine Stibbe Margaret Underdown, Pam
Walpole & Simon Wong
2005 Jasu Gallery Brisbane
2005 Churchie Emerging Art Prize
2005 "Exposed" Jasu Gallery Brisbane
2003 "Following the Sun" Fox Galleries with Louis Ricaud / Michael Ciavarella
2002 "Indian Summer" Grosvnor on George with John Dahlsen
2002 "Transformations" Fox Galleries with Louis Ricaud and Mark Davies
2001 "Third Annual Eclectic" Fox Galleries Brisbane
2001 "Recent Paintings" Port Office Hotel Brisbane
2001 "Colours of the Bay" Fox Galleries Brisbane with Louis Ricaud
2000 "Annual Eclectic" Fox Galleries Brisbane with Louis Riquad, Anthony Lister, John Dahlsen.
1992 "Art and Soul" Brisbane Art Directors McWhirters Art Space Fortitude Valley
1990 "Art and Soul" Brisbane Art Directors Waterfront Place Brisbane
1990 "Group Showing' Queensland Art Gallery Grey Street South Brisbane
1989 "Art and Soul" Brisbane Art Directors Riverside centre Brisbane
1989 "Logan Art Award" Logan City
1988 "Logan Art Award" John Paul College Logan City
1988 "Fusions Gallery Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley
1987 "Aberdare Art Prize' Ipswich
1987 Certificate of Merit Logan Art Award
1973 Royal National Art Prize (Highly Recommended)
1972 Ipswich Open Portrait Prize (Outright winner) Portrait of Shane
1972 Ipswich Open Art Prize (Outright Winner)Reviews
, Print and Articles
Fryer Library Manuscripts, University of Queensland (Current)
My Village News 2019
The Chronicle July 2007
The Courier Mail 28th of August 2006"
A time to Listen, A Time to Speak Out" Ken Green 2006
Australian Art Collector July 2006
Art Almanac August 2006
Art Almanac July 2006
Gatton Star February 2006
ABC Television "Stateline" 19th and 20th of August 2005
Felicity Mason "Arts for Arts Sake" August 2005
Redcliffe Herald April 2005
Australian Art Collector April 2005
Sassy Magazine October 2004
MacIntyre Gazzette October 2004
The Gympie Times 7th of July 2004
Peter Dobe Composes "Shorelines" for the "Shorelines" Exhibition Gympie Flute and electronic July 2004
Fassifern Gaudian 9th of April 2004
Rim FM Margaret Opperman April 2004
News Mail Bundaberg 27th of January 2004
News Mail Bundaberg 24th of January 2004
News Mail Bundaberg 16th of January 2004
Coastline Tourist January 2004
The Arty Farty Show 21st of January 2004
Sea FM 93.1 January / February 2004
My Village News 2019
Northern News 2006
Art Almanac 200
3Fox Galleries 2006
ABC Radio Wide Bay January 2004
Eyeline Calendar 2004
Half Arts Noosa Community Radio November 2003
Noosa News 5th of December 2003
Noosa News 7th of August 2003
Hervey Bay Observer 28th of January 2003
Antiques and Art in Queensland November to March 2002 to 2003 edition
Brisbane News 7th August 2002
Whats Hot Sunday Mail 18th of August 2002
Hervey Bay Observer May 2002
Art and Antiques in Queensland July to November edition 2002
Life Magazine Courier Mail Saturday April 20th 2002
Interviews and Conversations
Meeting with Professor Boonchuay Doojai, Visiting Lecturer, MCU, Chiang Mai and Dr Chitchanok Tupthai, MA English, CMRU, Phd Buddhism, MCU CM Chiang Mai University Thailand 31/ December 2023
Heading North Interview with Nittaya Inphirut 2023
The Arty Farty Show Noosa Community Radio August 2003
Half Arts Vanessa Brown Noosa FM 101.3November 2003
News Mail Bundaberg 22nd of January 2004
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Wayne Shearman Wide Bay January 2004Books
"The Oasis' Text and Works in progress. 2024
"Heading North" ISBN 979-8-89184-849-8 Release date 10-10-2023
“Undercurrent. The Other Brush Twenty Years Later.' 2023 ISBN 979-8-89184-596-1
“The Art of Don Hill” Contemporary works 2002 - 2006" First edition 2023
"Changing Perspectives’ 2021
“Tide Line” third edition 2021
“Remnant” second edition 2022 / 2023
“Tide Line” second edition 2020
“Rainmaker” 1st Edition 2019
“A Shifting Tide” 2020
"A time to Listen, A Time to Speak Out" Ken Green 2006
"Footsteps of the Fools" 2002 - 2023 ISBN 0-646-46269-5 Release to be announced
‘Kathmandu Taxi’ 2004-2005 unpublishedCollections
State Library of Queensland
National Library of Australia
Ipswich City Library
Brisbane City Council Libraries
Parliamentary Library of Queensland
State Library of New South Wales
Parliamentary Library of New South Wales
Faculty of Art, Chiang Mai University Thailand
Parliamentary Library, Parliament House, Canberra ACT
Chiang Mai University Library
University of Port Harcourt Library Nigeria
Aurora University Library , Illinois, United States
Brigham Young University Library , United States
Painting and Sculpture Collections: Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Canberra United States SwitzerlandHistorical Information
2024 Revisits his past experiences in Far North Queensland and commences work on the Oasis book and set of paintings of the same title.
2023 Meets with Professor Boonchuay Doojai, Visiting Lecturer, MCU, Chiang Mai and Dr Chitchanok Tupthai, MA English, CMRU, Phd Buddhism, MCU CM Conversation about the changing face of modern art and how Heading North came about. Presents several books for the Chiang Mai University Art Faculty.
2023 "Undercurrent' New book with works using sustainable materials such as Bamboo and Banana Trunk.
This book is a Supplement to The Art of Don Hill, Contemporary Works 2002 to 2006
2023 "Heading North' A new book with new adventures Released November 2023
2023 The Art of Don Hill / Contemporary Works 2002 to 2006
2021 Changing Perspectives / ISBN 978-1-63848-509-42020
A Shifting Tide / ISBN 978-1-64786-877-22020
Tide Line / ISBN 978-1-64826-235-72019 Starts the Tide Line project with Dr John Dahlsen 2019
Don Hill Contemporary 2002 to 2006 / ISBN 978-1-64713-946-92019
The Rainmaker / ISBN 978-1-64713-493-8 2019
‘Accelerator” / ISBN 978-1-64606-420-52018 Starts work on the Accelerator book2017
Writes Don Hill “About Seascapes” 2017 first edition (unpublished)
2017 Writes “Amphora” Part 1 (unpublished)
2016 2017 Establishes “The Teak House Studio" in Chiang Mai Thailand.
2015 Discovers the field of Debris at Bruce Bay New Zealand2008 / 2009 Travels Thailand collects material for new body of work2008 Travels to India and Nepal. Formulates ideas, sketches and photography for “Siddhartha’s Land”2008 “Vipassana” Goes solo mountain bicycle riding in Nepal, the Himalayas and Mustang2007 2008 Writes "Kathmandu Taxi' during the Nepal Civil War and Deposition of the King 2007 “Kathmandu Taxi” book unpublished2007 Mountain Hill Station Stay in Darjeeling 2007 Travels to New Zealand for the first time and takes his favourite Repco mountain bike. Re assembles it at Christchurch Airport then rides South looking for the Southern Alps.2006 Starts writing the book “Straight out of London” ISBN 0646462695 ISBN 97806464626912005 Represented Marie Mizon Gallery Paddington Sydney2004 Starts work on the “Rainmaker” project2003 Works on solo exhibitions through the regional gallery circuit2000,2004 Represented Fox Galleries Brisbane1997 Travels in Thailand1991-92 Involved in Group exhibitions for the Endeavour Foundation1990 Residence at Metro Arts Brisbane1990 Commissions for James Penny Interiors Brisbane1990 Represented Hang Ups Gallery Brisbane1990 Group Showing Queensland Art Gallery Grey Street South Brisbane1988/91 Becomes involved in several group exhibitions in Australia and Japan1987 Certificate of Merit Logan Art Award1976 RNA Highly Recommended for Still Life1975 Returns to Australia via Bombay and Singapore.1975 Stays the remainder of time in the UK with sculptor Stuart Williamson at 16 Belsize Crescent11975 Arrives back in London without enough money to catch the tube back to 16 Belsize Crescent1975 Travels Yugoslavia1975 Hitch hikes throughout southern and central Europe.1974″Magic Bus” three days in hell to Greece1974 Lives, works and paints in London in Belsize Village during IRA bombings1974 Settles in 16 Belsize Crescent North London1974 Travels to and hitch hikes Wales, Scotland and Orkney Islands.1974 Stays with Carl Groszmann (deceased) at Tittenhurst Park Studios while he writes and records “A Dose of Rock and Roll”,1973 Purchases Bicycle and rides it from London to Lands End in Cornwall in Ugg boots.1973 Arrives in London.1973 Sees Frank De Silva and Arch Graton alive for the very last time1973 Field Trips to Boonah and the Scenic Rim with Frank De Silva1973 Encouraged and inspired by Arthur Evan Reid to travel to Europe and England to undertake further studies inmodern and traditional art1972 Has day classes with Merven Moriarty at “Garowie” 59 White Hill Road Residence and Adelaide Street Brisbane.1972 First Prize: Ipswich Open Art Prize for Portraiture (portrait of Shane)1972 First Prize: Ipswich Open Art Prize for Still Life
1972 Water Colour Technique and characteristics with Charles LudlowAssociationsBrisbane Art Directors (BAD)Brisbane Art and Design (BADC)
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