Hilda Elliott: a conversation
Mildura Arts Centre Collection
The eldest daughter of the prominent Melbourne politician and publisher Theodore Fink, Hilda Elliott grew up in an environment in which the arts were valued and supported. It is an experience that Hilda took with her into her marriage to RD Elliott who came to be an avid collector of Australian and international art in his own right.
While much is written about the lives of Theodore and RD, little is documented of Hilda’s life. For this reason, the collection of works she bequeathed to Mildura Arts Centre upon her death in 1970 are important. Hilda Elliott: a conversation is an insight into the character of this fashionably elegant and poised woman whose voice is rarely heard.