Tony Hill

Tony Hill

I produce work through several disciplines; Sculpture, Painting, Print, Drawing, Photography, Film/Video and Performance/Live Art.

How the artwork exists between the broad values of Painting and Sculpture and the idea of what is ‘real’ interests me.

I work instinctively allowing for a visual responsiveness to emerge in the working process.

I try not to make my work specific to living and working in Northern Ireland but circumstances are often formative to the outcomes.


Tony Hill; born in 1949, Natal, South Africa, brought up in Yorkshire, near to Huddersfield. Living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 1975 and living near to Downpatrick since 1984. Married to the artist and painter Lynne Davies-Jones from 1986 until her death in 2004.

Studied at the Manchester College of Art and Design (1968/69), the Maidstone College of Art (Painting 1969/72), The State Academy, Dusseldorf, (the class of Joseph Beuys 1972/73). Received Higher Diploma in Fine Art (HDFA) from The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL) in 1975; working primarily with photography and installation. In 1975 appointed Lecturer in Fine Art, in the School of Art and Design at the Ulster Polytechnic, responsible for teaching across Fine Art, including Experimental Media, and then at the University of Ulster at Belfast until retiring in 2012. Director of the Master of Fine Art Course (MFA) from 1991 to 2003.

Exhibitions include several one-person​ shows of installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs and films. Works have been included in numerous group and thematic shows in Ireland and abroad. Represented by the Fenderesky Gallery and showing regularly since the gallery formed in 1984. Artworks are in various private and public collections. In 2017 a retrospective exhibition at the FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge drew on five decades as an Artist.

A member of Acme Arts in London, The Artist’s Collective of Northern Ireland and Art and Research Exchange, Belfast. A studio member of Flaxart Studios since 2009.