Alan Hill

About

I am a photographic practitioner working both independently and collaboratively on personal and commissioned projects. I am an Associate Lecturer in Photography at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and I am also completing a doctoral research project centred on developing cooperative image production practices with social justice groups, through Griffith University.

My collaborative practice with Kelly Hussey-Smith explores societal and ideological positions through social landscapes, with a particular interest in transitioning relationships between economy and community.  Similarly, my personal work often returns to an examination of human practice through the spaces we create, inhabit and interact with.

Selected solo, collaborative & group exhibitions:

2015

Cast by the Sun, The Hold Artspace, Brisbane (forthcoming)
Finalist, The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Fibro Coast, Photo Contemporary, Los Angeles
Finalist, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery
Fibro Coast, Photo L.A., Los Angeles

 

2014
Winner, Space and Place, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
All but three Christmases, in Fibro Coast, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast
See Change, in Fibro Coast, Sunshine Coast University Gallery, Maroochydore
The Central Queensland Project, Emerald Art Gallery

 

2013
The Central Queensland Project, Brisbane Powerhouse
The Central Queensland Project, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Finalist, Contemporary Landscapes in Photography Awards, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
Finalist (acquired) Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast
Semi-finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Finalist, Clayton Utz Launch Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane
Contemporary Documentary Photography from Oceania, Screening at Obscura Photo Festival, Penang, Malaysia
Dialogues: Collaborations Between Six Contemporary Photo Media Artists from Australia, Australian High Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

2012
View across the Humber, in ‘Head Off’, group show at HeadOn Photo Festival, Sydney
Discover our Spirit in ‘New Economy’, FotoFreo, Freerange Inc Gallery, Perth
Hull, in ‘Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere’, FotoFreo, Midland Atelier, Perth2011
Branded Space, in ‘RAW DATA’, group show, The White Box Gallery, QCA Gold Coast
Putrajaya, in ‘Human Behaviour’,  Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Hull, in ‘Shared Visions’, Lodz, Lublin and Wroclaw, Poland

 

2002-2010
Darling Downs, commission, permanent exhibition, Wesley Hospital, Brisbane
Bricks and Mortar – Urban Queensland Landscapes, group show, the Arbour, South Bank, Brisbane
Finalist, WilsonHTM National Art Prize, Sophie Gannon Gallery Melbourne, GRANTPIRIE Sydney, Jan Manton Art Brisbane
How Bizarre, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Urban Moments, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Recount, Logan Art Gallery
Branded Space, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art
Finalist, Theiss Art Prize, Griffith Art Gallery, Brisbane
Something in Between, Campbell Mahoney Gallery, Brisbane
 
Collections:
Gold Coast Art Gallery, State Library of Queensland, Wesley Hospital, Queensland Centre for Photography Collection, Darryl Hewson Collection.
 
Conferences:
2014
Cooperative Images (paper), International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference, Duquense University, Pittsburgh.2011
Picturing Power (refereed paper), Expanding Documentary, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.

2010
Rhetoric & Reality (conference co-convenor), Centre for Documentary Practice, Griffith University & Head On Photo Festival, Sydney.

2009
Seeking Justice (conference co-convenor), Centre for Documentary Practice, Griffith University (Online Symposium).