Cameron Gill completed a BFA (painting) at the VCA in 2010 and since then has exhibited regularly at Substation, c3, KNAS, Rubicon, Diggers Store in Campbell's Creek.
The artist completed a residency in Leipzig, Germany as part of the LIA program, based at the Spinnerei. He continue to paint in Daylesford.
EXPLORES A SENSE OF PLACE
Cameron Gill’s exhibition, Inhabit explores the loose documentation of place inhabited by the artist; a small cottage surrounded by tall pines, tucked behind the Wombat State Forest. In creating these works on canvas he pays homage to this area, to its darkness, it’s density, openness, and it’s light.
Gill is an emerging artist from Melbourne Australia, whose studio practice is currently based out of the defunct Daylesford Abattoir. Gills practice is project based, working predominantly with paint, in one style or another, depending on the nature of the project.
Personal photographs are often the starting point from which works evolve in his studio, however paintings and painters, past and present, wanderings, and chance, help move his paintings away from photography to talk more about painting itself.
The artist is interested in what it means to be an Australian painter, if that’s even important, can you avoid it, would you, why, how do you paint an Australian idea, what the hell is an Australian idea, its perhaps not so important to answer these questions, but to grapple with them.
A new interest in the natural landscape has dominated his practice of late, however this shift from suburban to rural landscapes still holds at its heart a quiet celebration of the ordinary.