Hillman was the 2015 winner of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize Award for Excellence in 2D painting for the painting ‘Polarities’.
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.
During July and August of 2017, Ginette Hillman staged her first solo exhibition, at Replants in Fremantle, titled ‘From Scared to Sacred’.
She is currently working with Artsource on an Artlease project for 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth.