BONNY HILL

 

Bonny Hill is a contemporary artist who was selected for the 2017 emerging artists’ series, Studio Watch at the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery for her series, “I Don’t Know Anything About Art. I Just Want Something Nice to Hang Over My Sofa to Match My Living Room”. This series of paintings and installations was first shown in solo shows at Sunbury Shores (2015) and Saint John Arts Centre (2016) and included in Studio Watch at the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2017) and Galerie Restigouche (2017). The show will travel to the AX Gallery at the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex in August, 2017.

Bonny Hill completed a Bachelor of Art in Art Education at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984 and has been teaching art in public schools in for 30 years. In 2011, she was recognized by the Canadian Society for Education Through the Arts with the Canadian Art educator of the Year award for her work in the visual arts department at Sussex High School. One highlight of her teaching accomplishments is “The Great Big Water Bottle Project” which won first place in the first annual national 21st Century Youth Creativity Challenge sponsored by ArtsSmarts and Heritage Canada. Bonny has also been active in theatre: directing spring musicals, building and designing sets, teaching choreography, and performing.

She sits on the provincial Visual Arts Curriculum Committee, is a board member of AX: Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is a member of Class Act and the Sussex Choral Society, and volunteers with the SLICE (Sussex Literacy Initiatives and Cultural Events), Summerfest, and several other community organizations..

Bonny has only been making serious work for about ten years and plans to retire from teaching in 2018 to dedicate her time to full time art making.

 

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