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.
Through her work Kate continues to examine issues of discovery and re-connection, and the intimate relationships developed between people and the land they occupy. She is interested when it is no longer possible to 'walk on the bones of ancestors' and a sense of belonging to a new, unfamiliar land has to be forged.
Kate works in a range of media - printmaking, collage, stitch, painting and digital. Deconstruction and reassembly are key methods in her work, as she explores new meanings that can be discovered through the alteration and reformation of the image. Kate also creates wearable art jewellery and hand printed silk scarves in her own original designs.