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Originally from London, England, Kate Hill moved to New Zealand in the early 1980's. Based in the Waikato, Kate frequently visits the Coromandel where her hilltop house and studio overlooks Tairua Harbour and beyond to the Alderman Islands.
“When I arrived in NZ from London in 1981 I was predominantly working with fabric, fibre and stitch. Winning a major award at that time enabled me to embark on a journey of further study through fabric printing to traditional and digital print making. My current work reflects all these influences, has been selected for many significant shows and awards and is sold through galleries in Hamilton and the Coromandel.
Print making is still my first love with its ability to develop unique marks impossible to achieve with other techniques. I also continue to work on the development of surface texture through the use of stitch and fibre on harakeke papers. Interrogating works digitally to develop and extend their possibilities is an ongoing practice.”
Kate also creates wearable art jewellery and hand printed silk scarves in her own original designs.