Murry Hilton is an enigma of the Australian art scene. Showing rarely, his eagerly awaited exhibitions never fail to enthral - always the product of a sharp eye and a unique and assured aesthetic.
Growing up in Chinchilla, a country town in the deep west of Queensland, Hilton became heavily influenced by Australian iconography. Searching to distill the notion of Australian-ness, both in its opposition and connection to other cultures, his work is a process of fragmentation and re-arrangement - a quest for purity, an attempt to attain the very essence of his subject matter and to present it in its most perfect aspect. For more than 20 years, Hilton’s mission has been to make us appreciate our world with fresh eyes and understanding. His total immersion in his subject matter allows us to be immersive with it.
Born Chinchilla Qld 1963
Diploma of Fine Art, Printmaking. 1985, Griffith University Qld ( formerlySeven Hills Art College)
Lives and works in Sydney
Nov 2012- Kodak Retina – Private Showing – Seans Panorama - Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Mar 2010- Waterworks – James Dorahy Project Space – Potts Point, Sydney.
Jul 2007 - In A Different Light - Tim Olsen Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney.
Jan 2006 Tim Olsen Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
Mar 2004 Tim Olsen Gallery, Paddington Sydney
Apr 2002 SupaSemtex, Club 21 Gallery Singapore
Oct 2002 Silent Semtex, The Metropolitan, London
Jul 2000 Close to Nothing, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney
Jun 2000 New Works, Volvo Gallery, Sydney
Feb 1998 Artbox Installation, Sherman Gallery, Sydney
Jan 1998 New Works, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Dec 1996 New Works, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Aug 1994 New Works, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Feb 1992 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
Feb 2008 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Annex , Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Dec 2005 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Dec 2004 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Aug 2001 Hi-Lo Deutcher Menzies, Sydney
Sep 1996 First Aid, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Dec 2007 Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne, VIC.
Feb 2005 Fox Digital HQ, North Ryde, NSW.
Aug2004 Metropolitan Hotel, Bangkok.
Numerous private commissions.
Feb 2007 - S.M.H. The Sydney Magazine - HOME
Oct 2006 - Australian Gourmet Traveller
Jan 2005 - Australian Art Collector
Jan 2005 - Senior Artwise
Oct 2004 - Australian Vogue Living
Aug 2004 - Cause Celebre
May 2001 - Inside Out
Feb 2001 - Harpers Bazaar
Sep 2000 - Australian Vogue
Sep 2000 - Australian Style
Jul 2000 - Oyster Magazine
May 2000 - Belle Magazine
Feb 2000 - Harpers Bazaar
Sep 1998 - Wallpaper Magazine
Jun 1998 - The Australian Magazine
Apr 1998 - Australian Vogue Entertaining & Travel
Mar 1997 - S.M.H. Long Black
Oct 1996 - S.M.H. Arts
Sep 1996 - Australian Vogue
Jul 1996 - S.M.H. Long Black
Aug 1996 - S.M.H. Domain
Jan 1994 - Australian Elle