Artist launches solo show

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IT might have come six months sooner than she was ex­pect­ing, but Fre­man­tle artist Ginette Hill­man says she is ex­cited to launch her first solo ex­hi­bi­tion.

FRE­MAN­TLE artist Ginette Hill­man isn’t feel­ing daunted by her first solo ex­hi­bi­tion, even if it did come a lit­tle sooner than she ex­pected.

In­tend­ing to hold her in­au­gu­ral solo show next Jan­uary, an un­ex­pected in­vi­ta­tion to ex­hibit some of her work at a Re­plants Fre­man­tle women’s work­shop saw her fell in love with the space.

She said she was so taken with the venue she booked it in­stantly.

“Next thing I know, I am hold­ing my ex­hi­bi­tion six months ear­lier than ex­pected,” she said.

“Al­though there are mo­ments I feel ner­vous with those as­pects which are new, I am learn­ing a lot and it has been an em­pow­er­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I have ex­tra­or­di­nary peo­ple sup­port­ing me in my cre­ation, it has been a deeply cre­ative and spir­i­tual process.”

Hill­man said work for the ex­hi­bi­tion had been cre­ated in two halves, the first in 2015 when she was paint­ing in shades of in­digo and the second in 2016 when she be­gan to use more bold and ex­pres­sive colours in her work.

“There will be 13 medium large can­vases and the lay­out of the pieces ex­hib­ited will be ar­ranged in way that will lead the viewer to par­tic­i­pate in the sa­cred process,” she said.

“I feel a strong con­nec­tion to my art­work and love many of the pieces-there is much of my own in­ner evo­lu­tion is in the art­work, they become like good friends.”

From Scared to Sa­cred is at Re­plants Fre­man­tle’s The Glass Stu­dio on July 29 and via pri­vate view­ings through Au­gust.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d471233

Artist Ginette Hill­man is ner­vous but ex­cited about her up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

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