Born Perth, 1994, Olive Gill-Hille is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Gill-Hille relocated to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Fine Art (2015) specialising in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts, during this time she became interested in the utilitarian element of furniture and wanted to apply abstract and artistic concepts to practical objects. Seeking further study and to develop skills in making, the designer undertook the Associate Degree of Furniture Design at RMIT (2018).
Gill-Hille aims to create pieces that transform furniture, traditionally static items, into involved and unconventional works of art. The artist’s experimental structures often reference the human body, bodies supporting bodies and adapting shapes and forms from the natural environment into man-made works. Developing a narrative surrounding the artworks as well as drawing inspiration from the material’s history and artist’s working environment are key aspects of Gill-Hille’s practice.