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Opening night, 'From Scared to Sacred' Solo Exhibition

So many people braved the wild weather to come down and attend the opening, 'From Scared to Sacred'. It was touch and go for a while with the wild weather, thankfully the rains stopped for the 45 minutes which allowed the guests to be able to participate in the fire, ceremony and ritual. Over 120 people viewed the artwork through the ceremonial process. 

Many who attended the exhibition, were deeply moved by the experience. Each artwork seemed to stir different emotions and touched people as they moved through the exhibition. Some artworks provoking, and others awakening spirit. 

Really grateful to all who shared in this extraordinary evening and to those who helped create this vision. It was extraordinary to be able to exhibit and share the beautiful story that this artwork has to share when seen together as a body of work.

Ginette x

Photo by Harry Bowman

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In July & August of 2017, Ginette Hillman will stage her first solo exhibition at The Glass Studio at Replants in Fremantle, Titled ‘From Scared to Sacred’.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday 29th July, from 10-4pm, followed by private viewing during August, by appointment.

Hillman’s work arises out of an exploration of states of transcendence where form and chaos, embodiment and dissolution, death and resurrection find passionate expression. Her large canvases can be seen as sites of existential and sacred battle. 

"The artefact has an almost shamanic function of opening the viewer to his or her own possibility of transformation.” Jennifer Kornberger

Ginette, along with Bruce Abbott, owner of Replants, worked to transform the space. The artwork will be presented in a way that will allow the viewer to participate in the sacred process. 

For information on the exhibition, press here

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Painting "From Scared to Sacred"

A new body of artwork was created over 2016 with the theme, " From Scared to Sacred". Painting "From Scared to Sacred" flowed organically from the previous year's "Shades of Indigo". The blue paintings which were very other worldly began to morph into earthly existence. Bright colours emerged in my paintings in surprising ways, I blame this new colour explosion from sharing painting time with dear friend Ian de Souza. Thank you Ian for this wonderful shift of passion into my artwork. 

Still although a new essence was flowing through the work, some ethereal themes were butting through the images. Often a tree became, well a graceful woman for instance, which can be seen here during the development of the painting, Sacred Feminine. I took a lot of inspiration from nature, painting from local walking spots such as Bibra Lake and Manning Park. I would be reflecting on my photographs from walks, and painting with images of trees, and literally these would become quite archetypal in nature. It became obvious my internal spiritual exploration was splashing through the artwork. So the theme "From Scared to Scared" birthed itself, and it seems perfect to be able to bring this sacred and earthly journey together in my artwork from 2015 & 2016, and share my first solo exhibition in July 2017. A private launch, for the exhibition, "From Scared to Scared' will take place at the Glass Studio at Replants in Fremantle, during the evening of July 28th with an ethereal setting, audiences will be given an experience which matches the artwork.  The exhibition will open to the public on the Saturday the 29th and following this 'From Scared to Sacred', will be available for private viewing during the month of August. 

Art & Poetry at the Oraculum, Steiner

It has been an extraordinary year journeying through the Time Map course at Steiner with Jennifer & Horst Kornberger and our beautiful community. It feels like one of the most amazing gifts in life to have had this opportunity but also to close off the year with the Oraculum, a ritual designed to enliven time. During this ritual, we delivered with presence and love, our poetry from Time Past and Time Future to our audiences interactively. Within this sacred space I  exhibited a series of 7 of my artworks which were painted throughout the Time Map journey, which you can see here.  The artwork created a meditative space with a deep spiritual essence. The event took place within the Steiner School at Bibra Lake, November 25, 2015.

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Polarities - Presented the Award for Excellence in 2D Painting; the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize 2015

My artwork, 'Polarities, Darkness and Light', was presented the Award for Excellence – 2D in Painting, at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize, Sept 5, 2015. 

The Judges for this year’s event were Dr Ric Spence artist, writer and curator of the Fremantle Arts Centre, Tracey Luke artist, manager and curator of the Tjukurba Art Centre in Wiluna, and Dr Janice Lally who is currently curator of Public Programs at the University of Western Australia Museums. 

The following judge’s comments were given; “Well handled and confident technique & fluid use of paint with a natural intensity. Brad strokes made good use of the scale and showed a strong sense of purpose…"Mark Lewis, MLC, commented, "Your exhibit Polarities, Darkness & Light certainly took not only the judges eye but that of the many people who attended the evening".

It was a wonderful event to be involved in, I was really touched by the communities support and reception to my work. I am grateful to the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize, for the opportunity to exhibit, and for the encouragement as an emerging artist.

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