Ginette Hillman

Biography

Hillman was the 2015 winner of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize Award for Excellence in 2D painting for the painting ‘Polarities’, a serious indicator of success for an emerging artist. Recognising Ginette Hillman’s formidable talent, Ian de Souza initiated a long-term mentorship and the two artists painted side by side during 2016 with de Souza encouraging forays into brilliant colour. Hillman attributes the shift from a largely monochromatic palette to the bold ease she has developed with colour to this time with the prolific Fremantle artist. In July 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 before moving to the Cottesloe Civic Centre.

Artist Statement

Ginette Hillman’s artistic practice spans painting, photography and performance art. The notion of the artwork as a place of healing underpins her practice. The artefact has an almost shamanic function of opening the viewer to his or her own possibility of transformation.