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Hilary Herrmann’s works combine figures, creatures and visual references often reflecting a wide-ranging curiosity and reference. A diverse range of sources that include fragments and abstractions from world mythologies, the kabbalah, poetry, novels, current affairs and personal memory.

She graduated with a Visual Arts Degree from Southern Cross University in 2003 and went on to complete a Diploma of Fine Arts in 2008. She has made the Directors cut of the Blake Prize in 2010 and has been a finalist in the Lismore Regional Galleries Portrait Prize 2011, the Portia Geach and the Border Art Prize.

Hilary’s works are a metaphorical place to find haven from the harsh and complicated of the modern world, the shadow of which is still discernible. This makes for a strangely compelling cocktail of inno- cence, whimsy, longing and menace.

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RTIST STATEMENT

I am motivated to paint by the need to express my thoughts and imagination. The figures, creatures and visual references often reflect a wide-ranging curiosity and reference. A diverse range of sources that include fragments and abstractions from world mythologies, the kabbalah, poetry, novels, current affairs and personal memory.

The works are a metaphorical place to find haven from the harsh and complicated of the modern world, the shadow of which is still discernible. This makes for a strangely compelling cocktail of innocence, whimsy, longing and menace.

My work is also about painting and mark making.

AWARDS

2013 | Finalist Portrait prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
2012 | Finalist Wilson Visual Art Award, Lismore NSW Australia
2012 | Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney Australia 2012 | Finalist Heartbeat, Ballina Regional galley
2012 | Finalist Portrait prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
2010 | Winner Postcard Exhibition, Mullumbimby, NSW Australia
2009 | Blake finalist ,, Director’s Cut
2008 | Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney Australia 2007 | Highly commended Coraki Art Award
2007 | Second Prize Southern Cross Art Award
2007 | Tafe Regional Art Prize – Lismore
2006 | Second Prize – Coraki Tea Tree Show
2006 | Winner – Bangalow Show

EDUCATION

2008 | Diploma of Fine Arts – TAFE Campus – Lismore – NSW 2007 | Tafe, Lismore, Certificate 3
2006 | Tafe ,Lismore, Certificate 2
2003 | Fine Art Degree, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW 1983 – 87 | Paper Conservator Art Gallery NSW, Australia

1978 | Bachelor of Teaching Degree

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2005 | Membership PAN – Professional Artists Network – Local and VAN Professional Artists Network – National
2004 | Consolidated professional artmaking studio practice
2004 | Overseas travel with Frieda (Asia – Europe – Japan)

1997 – 2003 | Casual teaching and parental duties
1997 | Bangalow – NSW Daughter Frieda born
1996 | Established Mimno Studios – Art spaces for local artists on rural property – Bangalow – NSW 1993-96 | Return to Arnhem Land – (Maningrida) to teach English to indigenous communities. Started collection Aboriginal Artworks (2D & 3D)
1987 – 1993 | First visit to Arnhem Land. Moved to Melbourne. Marriage – Casual teaching and printmak- ing study/practice
1983 – 1987 | Paper Conservator Art Gallery NSW – Powerhouse Museum – and various other Govern- mental Institutions in Sydney
1980 – 1981 | Overseas travel (London – Paris – Berlin – Prague -Warsaw – Madrid – Nth Africa)
1980 – 1981 | Overseas travel (London – Paris – Berlin – Prague -Warsaw – Madrid – Nth Africa)
1978 | Teaching Degree – Newcastle – NSW

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 | Artist of the Month, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, NSW

2013 | Solo show Thoughts away from home, Gillian Grant gallery, Collingwood ,Melbourne 2010 | Unwanted Embrace, Sheagan Gallery, Woollongong, solo Show.
2010 | Before I Sleep, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Australia
2008 | Creatures, Cape Gallery Byron Bay Australia

2008 | 16 angels around my bed, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 | Group show Gallery 307, Sydney , Art for children’s spaces
2012 | Drawn forth, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore Australia
2011 | Drawn Forth, Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay, Australia
2011 | Dirt Road Blues, Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay, Australia
2011 | Art Melbourne, Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay, Australia
2011 | Selected Portrait, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore Australia 2011 | Ground Cover, Gilligan Grant Collingwood Australia

2011 | Drawn Together, Retrospect Gallery Byron Bay, Australia 2011 | Art Singapore, Retrospect Galley Byron Bay, Australia
2011 | Christmas show, Edwina Collette Gallery, Brisbane Australia 2010 | Before I Sleep – Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery – NSW

2010 | Pen Society – Visual Arts Chair – Byron Bay Writers Festival – NSW 2010 | For Arts Sake – Charity Show – Sydney – NSW
2010 | The Affordable Art Fair Sydney – Sydney – NSW
2010 | Christmas Show – Edwina Collette Gallery – Brisbane – QLD

2010 | Christmas Show – Gallery 307 – Sydney – NSW
2010 | Once Upon A Time – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay – NSW 2010 | New Lease – Artpiece Gallery – Mullumbimby – NSW
2010 | Portrait Prize – Lismore Regional Gallery – NSW
2010 | Petits Travaux – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay – NSW
2010 | The Magic Faraway Tree – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay – NSW 2009 | Petits Travaux – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay – NSW
2009 | Marine Visions – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay – NSW
2009 | Schubert Gallery – Gold Coast – QLD
2009 | Sheahan Galleries – Woollongong – NSW
2009 | Group Show Celebration – Artpiece Gallery
2009 | Barebohes Gallery – Bangalow – NSW
2008 | Byron Bay Artists Diary 2009
2008 | Shubert Gallery – Gold Coast – QLD
2008 | Blake – Sydney – NSW
2007 | Border Prize Gold Coast – QLD
2007 | Berkelow Gallery – Eumundi – QLD
2007 | Barratt Gallery – Astonville – NSW
2007 | The Cape Gallery – Byron Bay – NSW
2007 | Urban Cafe Bangalow – NSW
2007 | Nurybah Gallery – Newrybah – NSW

2007 | Artpiece Gallery – Mullumbimby – NSW
2007 | Urban Affordable Art
2007 | Dragonfly Cafe – Lismore – NSW
2007 | FEHVA – Bangalow – NSW

2007 | TAFE – Lismore group show – NSW
2007 | PAN – Waywood Flash in the Pan Show
2007 | Cape Byron Gallery – Byron Bay – NSW
2006 | Platypus Gallery – Casino – NSW
2006 | Nurybah Gallery – Newrybah – NSW
2006 | Waywood Gallery – Byron Bay – NSW
2006 | Mary Ryan Books -Byron Bay – NSW
2006 | Passionflower – Byron Bay – NSW
2006 | Border Ranges
2006 | TAFE show – November
2006 | Emerging Artists Show Piece Gallery – Mullumbimby – NSW
2006 | Dr Jane Reffells Surgery – Bangalow – NSW
2006 | Pass Cafe – Byron Bay – NSW
2006 | Byron Bay Cinema – Byron Bay – NSW
2005 | Various Exhibitions (individual and group) Continuous Study (Southern Cross University)

BIBILIOGRAPHY

2009 | InRetrospect 10 – Featured Artist – Annual Book – Retrospect Galleries
2009 | Byron Bay Artists Diary 2009
2009 | Arts Quarterly
2009 | Inside Out Magazine


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January 18, 2017 |

Hilary Herrmann | A Dreamscape

We have been working with local artist Hilary Herrmann for a few years now and over this time her whimsical dreamscapes have grown in depth and mystic.  Hilary has a skill for combining smudged hues and chunky layering to build her signature curious worlds, and as such she has been a major element of exhibitions […]