Louise Hearman

 

Born 1963 and Lives & Works in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Education

     1982 - 84

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

     1991 - 92

Tutor, Painting Department, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

     1992

Teacher, Drawing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

     2016

Louise Hearman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

      2011

Louise Hearman, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Louise Hearman, Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney 

     2008

Hello Darkness, The Art of Louise Hearman, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria

Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

     2007

Louise Hearman, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

     2005

Louise Hearman, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

     2003

Louise Hearman, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

     2001

Louise Hearman, Mori Gallery, Sydney

     1998

Louise Hearman, Mori Gallery, Sydney

     1997

Louise Hearman, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

     1996

Louise Hearman, Mori Gallery, Sydney

     1991

Drawings, Realities Gallery, Melbourne

     1989

Recent Paintings, City Gallery, Melbourne

     1987

The Elephant Room, the dome project, The Mission Seamen Building, Melbourne

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

     2016

Archibald Prize 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales, New South Wales

Shut Up and Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

     2015

Propositions Part Three, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

     2014

Best in Show, Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Solitaire, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
2014 Doug Moran Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney 

     2012

Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney 

     2011

National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize, finalist, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Adaptation, Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest, Western Plains Cultural Centre, New South Wales

     2010

Lake, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales
Moran Portrait Prize, Winner, State Library New South Wales 
Wilderness, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 

     2009

Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Horror come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
The Light
, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2008

Look! New Perspectives on the Contemporary Collection, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Neo Goth: Back in Black, The Art Museum, University of Queensland, curated by Alison Kubler
Who Let the Dogs Out, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW

     2006

Redlands Westpac Art Prize, SCECGS Redlands, Sydney
Reverie, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria

     2005

Uncanny (the unnaturally strange), curator Rhana Devenport, ARTSPACE, Auckland

     2004

Before Night - After Nature: Selected works from the Monash University Collection, curator Geraldine Barlow, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Victoria

     2004

National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
Freaks Fiends and Folly, St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Instinct, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Victoria

     2003

Depth of Field, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria

     2002

Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne (November 2002 to February 2003)
Dirty Dozen, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Nocturne, curated by John Buckley, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Victoria

     2001

Darkness and Light, MacClelland Gallery, Victoria (travelling exhibition)
Painting: An Arcane Technology? Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
1901 - 2001: A Century of Collecting, Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney

     2000

Uncommon World - Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

     1999

Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

     1998

Telling Tales, Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, Melbourne

     1997

Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

     1996

Black Attack, curated by John McPhee, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Works on Paper, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
Hidden Treasures II, S, H, Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Visy Board Prize Exhibition, Adelaide

     1995

Through A Glass Darkly, the inaugural Guiness Contemporary Art Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

     1994

Drawing on Inspiration, Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney
Tell Me A Story, Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Love & Ruin, St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Faciality, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

     1993

Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Frankfurt Contemporary Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
Margaret Stewart Endowment 1993, Selected Works, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

     1992

Seven, Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney
Artists Play, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne
Ten Square, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne
Works on Paper, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Gallery, Melbourne

     1991

Faber Castell Tenth Anniversary Drawing Award, Sydney
The Corporeal Body, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

     1989

John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Melbourne Savage Club Drawing Prize, Melbourne
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibtion, Australian Tour
A New Generation 1983 - 88, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

     1987

3 Artists, Mori Gallery, Sydney

 

Awards & Prizes

     2016

Winner of the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

     2014

Winner of the Moran Art Prize, State Library New South Wales, Sydney

     1992

The Ninth R M Ansett Award, Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria

     1990

Swan Hill Print and Drawing Show Purchase Award, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

     1983

Special Projects Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council

 

Bibliography

     2008

Hello Darkness, The Art of Louise Hearman, ex. cat., Glen Eira City Council, Victoria

Edward Colless, 'Unentitled: On Louise Hearman, untitled', Art & Australia, Vol. 46, No. 1 Spring, 2008, pp.26-131

Paul Flynn, Louise Hearman: My Imagined World', Artist Profile, Issue 3, 2008, pp.28-34

Steven Miller, Dogs in Australian Art [forthcoming]

     2007

John McDonald and Ian Lloyd, Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, Singapore: Ian Lloyd Productions, 2007

     2006

Michael Reid, `Louise Hearman', The art oracle, The Good Weekender, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 24, 2006, p. 19

     2005

John McDonald, `Daydreamers who bite back', Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, December 3-4, 2005, p. 32-33

Margaret Marsh, Michele Watts and Craig Malyon A.R.T. 2 practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 2005 p. 68-69

     2004

Nellie Castan, “New York - The Armory Show 2004,” ART EXPO, pg. 30

Liza Vasiliou, Instinct, exh. cat., Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Victoria

Claire Armstrong, “Collector Profile: Dick Quan,” Art & Australia, Vol. 41 No. 4, Winter 2004, p. 615 - 617

     2003

Ashley Crawford, “Louise Hearman,” See Here Now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, editors Chris MacAuliffe and Sue Harvey, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, Victoria, p. 60 - 63

Michael Hutak, 'Louise Hearman: 50 Most Collectable Artists,' Australian Art Collector, Issue 23, January - March, p. 59

Karen Hall, “Louise Hearman,” Depth of Field exh. cat., Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria, p. 18, 19

Robert Nelson, “Photography and painting in cahoots,” The Age, Saturday, 25 January 2003, p. 26 (Arts), http://www.vceart.com/artists/hearman/index.html

Elena Taylor, “Louise Hearman,” Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia, ed. Anne Gray, Thames & Hudson, London, UK, p. 415

     2002

Charles Green, “Into the 1990s: the decay of postmodernism,” Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, exh. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne (November 2002 to February 2003), p. 100 - 111

Glenis Israel, Artwise 2: Visual Arts 7 - 10, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Queensland, pp. 97 - 99

     2001

Benjamin Genocchio, Weekend Australian, 4 -5 August

1901 - 2001: A Century of Collecting (exh. cat.), Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney

     2000

Courtney Kidd, `Louise Hearman,' Australian Painting Now (editor S. Cree), Craftsman House

     1999

Jennifer Spinks, `Secrets and Skies - the Paintings of Louise Hearman,' Australian Art Collector Magazine, issue 8, June, pp. 68 -72

Maria Prendergast, `Louise Hearman,' Contempora 5 (exh. cat.) Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, pp. 14 - 15

Elena Taylor, `Louise Hearman,' Uncommon World (exh. cat.), National Gallery of Australia, p. 21

     1998

Gareth Sansom, `Up the Road - Contemporary Artists out of the VCA (exh. cat.),' Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Bruce James, `Hearman aims for a place in the sun, and nails it,' Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July

John McDonald, `Painting Dead? The picture's not so bleak,' Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), July 18

Suzannah Biernoff, `Louise Hearman and the atmosphere of vision,' Mori Gallery

     1997

Judith White, `Australia's Most Wanted,' Australian Art Collector Magazine, issue 1, July, pp. 30 - 33

Jennifer Spinks, “Mirror, Mirror: Cruelty and Innocence,” Art & Australia, vol. 35, no, 2, pp. 234 - 241

     1996

John MacDonald, `Left in the Dark,' Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), June 8, p. 13

     1995

Bruce James, `Hearman out of darkness,' The Age, Melbourne, 31 May

John Forbes, `Go Ask Alice,' Through a Glass Darkly, Art Gallery of New South Walesexh. cat., pp. 19-27

     1994

Zara Stanhope, Faciality exh. cat., p.11

Nick Waterlow, Drawing on Inspiration exh. cat.

Donald Williams and Colin Simpson, 'Contemporary Art post 1970', Art Now, p. 189-90

Jonathan Holmes, `Tell Me A Story' exh. cat., pp. 22-26

     1993

Nick Waterlow, `Louise Hearman,' Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales exh. cat.

Victoria Lynn, Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales exh. cat.

     1992

Melbourne Theatre Company catalogue, p. 12

Nick Waterlow, `Seven,' Ivan Doherty Gallery exh. cat.

     1991

Chris Chapman, `The Corporeal Body,' Australian National Gallery exh. cat.

     1989

Anna Johnson, `Between Heaven and Hell,' Interior Design, no. 18, pp. 134 - 7

     1988 - 89

Anna Weiss, `Louise Hearman,' Moet & Chandon Tourning Exhibition exh. cat.

     1988

The Australian, May 10, p. 3

     1987

Partisans,' Vogue Living, November, pp. 134 - 5

The Herald Sun, Melbourne, July 14, p. 3

 

Collections

Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Box Hill, Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Artbank

Vizard Foundation Art Collection, Melbourne

Austcorp

UBS Sydney