Debbie’s drawing practice has explored notions of societal change – random, unique and systematic factors that play a role in everyday life, along side exploring environmental issues – and what impact these issues are having on flora and fauna around the globe.
Her art practice is informed by her interest in mythology, religion, rituals, death; and her significant personal collection of discarded family albums.
In recent years she has begun working with clay – particularly Porcelain, to explore her ideas in a three dimensional form. Like her drawings, the attention to detail is key to expressing her thoughts and the fragility of the porcelain medium provides the ideal vehicle to do this – her work has been described as drawing in clay.
Born in Melbourne and currently residing in Ballarat, Debbie Hill graduated from BFA (Drawing major) from the University of Ballarat where she was awarded the International Travel and NGV Trustees awards.
Since completing her BFA, Debbie completed her Honours year at ACU National, Melbourne, and has developed her practice by exhibiting nationally and internationally, being shortlisted in a number of significant art prizes and undertaking a number of residencies both in Australia and overseas including the Leighton Artist Colony at the Banff Arts Centre, Canada.
Teaching and community engagement has been a significant part of her practice; lecturing drawing and sculpture at Federation University and ACU in Ballarat, being a founding member of an artist run initiative and holding roles on the Art Gallery of Ballarat Board and Association.
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