Georgie Hill


Georgie Hill's watercolour paintings on paper work to subvert the medium’s limits or expectations, deploying tightly composed systems of line, colour and pattern. The precision of these diagrammatic or pattern-based lines, incised into the paper surface, contain and direct the often chaotic and hypnotic painterly energies. Recent work explores predictions of future events, suggesting weather patterns and systems, trends or prophecies, reflecting the current collective social anxiety due to psychic awareness of climate change and instability of the natural world. This work also develops other long-held concerns within her practice: early abstraction by women artists, the visibility of these histories, and the gendered politics of the watercolour medium’s critical standing.

Georgie has been the recipient of several awards and residencies, most notably, the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award and the C Art Trust Award. Her work is held in the collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the University of Auckland and The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Key exhibitions include, Feint at City Gallery Wellington, Gus Fisher Gallery and the Beijing Contemporary Art Fair. She currently lives and works in New Zealand.