From Scared to Sacred: Replants Fremantle hosting Hillman’s first solo exhibit

Artist Ginette Hillman is nervous but excited about her upcoming exhibition.  
Picture: Martin Kennealey d471233
Artist Ginette Hillman is nervous but excited about her upcoming exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey d471233

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.

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