Bettina Hill sees the extraordinary in everyday experiences, everyday objects and everyday materials. Her visual arts practice locates and documents aesthetic qualities of utilitarian objects and natural phenomena in her printmaking, photographic and sculptural works.  There is potential for beauty and the fantastic in such ordinaria as a splash of water, a cardboard box, reflected light, growing grass, paper, drinking glasses and kitchen utensils. With delicate manipulation and experimentation of this ordinaria, Bettina Hill illustrates the relationship between simplicity and complexity, hand-made and machine-made, and domestic and scientific elements.

Curriculum Vitae — Bettina Keany Hill


2007-2004: Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (Print media and Drawing) Honours 1st Class: with Applied Mathematics (four semesters), Australian National University


2014 – ongoing: Arts Administrator, Australian National Capital Artists, ACT

2011 – 2014: Finance and Administration Officer, M16 Artspace, ACT

Awards and Residencies

2013: King O’Malley’s Award, CAPO Patrons for the Arts ACT, Australia 

2011: Twelve month Residency, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT, Australia 

2011: ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2008: Press Print Residency and Exhibition, one month studio access, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery

2007: Emerging Artists Support Scheme Honours Scholarship, Australian National University

Exhibitions (Selected Shows)

2016: Introducing IV, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2015: Un-Scientific, (Solo Exhibition), Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, ACT Australia

2015: Paperworks III, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2014: Domesticated, Articulate, Leichardt, NSW Australia

2014: Catch a Moment, M16 Artspace, Canberra, ACT Australia

2014: Pin-a-4, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT Australia

2013: Blackandwhite, Articulate, Leichardt, NSW Australia

2013: The Kitchen Table, M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT Australia

2012: Art At Home, (Solo Exhibition) Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT Australia

2012: The Conservatorium, Paper Mountain, Perth, WA Australia

2012: Blaze 6, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Braddon, ACT Australia

2011: Pin Wonderwall, ANCA Gallery, Dickson, ACT Australia

2011: Double Hitch, O’Connor Scout Hall, O’Connor, ACT, Australia

2010: Connected, Foyer Gallery, Australian National University, ACT, Australia

2009: Dark Space, M16 Artspace, Kingston ACT, Australia

2009: 2009 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA, Australia

2008: Press Print, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Watson ACT

2008: More than Meets the eye: Art and the unseen or the more-than-visual, At the Vanishing Point, Sydney

2007: 2007 Graduating Students Exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra


2014: Capel-Stanley, Claire, Review Catch a Moment at M16 Artspace, Canberra Times, November 21, 2014

2012: Winterflood, Julia (edt), Artist Profile, BMA Magazine, March 28, 2012

2011: Sjostedt, Arne, Keeping art dreams alive, Canberra Times, Thursday February 24, 2011

2011: Redman, Allison, Grants Give Local Artists A Boost, Canberra Weekly, Thursday 3 February 2011, p17

2011: Hitched, The Write Art, 20/5/2011

2010: Connected: Art is an open book, Useless Lines, 1/3/2010