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Louise Hearman Survey Exhibition

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

  • Louise Hearman Untitled #1298 2009 Private collection, Melbourne
Museums Australia Disabled access

29 Apr 2017
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311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, Victoria, 3777

Louise Hearman Survey Exhibition

This exhibition is the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman, featuring painting and drawings from across her 30-year practice. Curated by Anna Davis, it is organised by and toured to TarraWarra by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

This exhibition is the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman, featuring painting and drawings from across her 30-year practice. Curated by Anna Davis, it is organised by and toured to TarraWarra by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

The Melbourne-based artist is best known for dark dream-like paintings where things may, or may not be, as they seem. It is up to us to imagine what is lurking deep in the shadows; the artist offers no written clues to the evocative contents of her works, which are always untitled.

Working at a small scale, predominantly in oil on Masonite, Hearman returns repeatedly to certain motifs; a child’s luminous face floating in a sea of darkness; a deserted road; a melancholic cloud; flowers; birds; cats. Landscapes feature prominently in her work - often captured at twilight or at sunset, incorporating otherworldly forms that imbue them with a supernatural quality.

Hearman’s paintings are said to have a cinematic quality; like film stills they capture transient moments of imaginary time. By combining commonplace imagery with personal visions of the unknown and the unknowable, Hearman’s paintings hint at the wonders of the universe and the compelling nature of our nonverbal thoughts.

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Cost

Adult

Entry cost ($): $7.50

Concession
Concession card holders, pensioners

Entry cost ($): $5.00

Student

Entry cost ($): Free

Child

Entry cost ($): Free

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop

Memberships

  • Museums Australia