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James Hillier
Video Drama Sydney

Video Drama Sydney

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make VIDEO DRAMA such an amazing experience. A stone’s throw from the original Video Drama store on Oxford St, it felt pretty special to host this collection of Muriel’s Wedding-inspired pieces so close to one of the film’s iconic sets...

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James Hillier
Chip Off The Old Block

Chip Off The Old Block

For as long as I can remember, my parents (Maurice and Julie) haven’t ever been long without a paint brush, a spirit level, a knitting needle, or a hammer in their hands. They’re the most resourceful, talented, and driven people I know, and it was immeasurably beneficial being raised in such a hive of creativity (“James, turn off the TV and go build a city out of Lego!!”). Yes, there were definitely times I totally begrudged not being able to indulge in an 8 hr-straight Nintendo Mario Kart binge, but I’m grateful to have had such amazing mentors, always encouraging...

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James Hillier
Why Can’t I Be The One?

Why Can’t I Be The One?

Growing up as a closeted queer kid, marriage wasn’t ever a foreseeable possibility for me. Spending years of my youth in a conservative Christian environment, my unchosen sexuality made me feel like a hell-bound moral failure, and utterly unworthy of love. 

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James Hillier
Pokolbin Pride

Pokolbin Pride

I recently had the pleasure of being the artist in residence at the inaugural Pokolbin Pride, which is the first LGBTI festival to be held in the Hunter Valley region. Over five days in late October, almost 600 people indulged upon the delicious fine wines and flavours of the Hunter, as well as coming together at various parties and exhibitions to celebrate what makes our community unique.

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