United Kingdom, 1944–2014
In 2002, Chris Hill attended the inaugural meeting of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art and thereafter worked tirelessly as an archivist and secretary, and painting assistant on many AC4CA projects.
Chris Hill was a great friend to many Perth artists, who knew him as a kind, generous and elegant man who actively and passionately connected with and contributed to near and distant art communities. His passion for collecting extended particularly to Balinese art and this interest developed into researching painters in Balinese villages, which culminated in the completion of a Master of Philosophy Degree from Murdoch University. He was invited to join the Murdoch University Art Board in 1993 and served as its Chair from 2007–2010. Together with his wife Mary, Chris rigorously collected artwork from local artists and generously donated artworks and made financial contributions to the Murdoch University Art Collection. He also curated two significant exhibitions for the Fremantle Arts Centre. The first, in 2010, was Home Open and then in 2014 he curated the memorable exhibition Bali - Return Economy.
AC4CA gratefully acknowledges his commitment and energy and miss him dearly.