Hilary Jackman | Influence


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"Painting from direct observation even in the studio does not provide a constant reference. Differences in the light, what you are thinking what you choose to see and how you choose to paint alters with every unique moment and many moments pass in the duration of a painting. I approach it as if choreographing an event". - Hilary Jackman

Hilary Jackman has studied and exhibited in Melbourne since first graduating from RMIT University in 1963. She holds an Honours degree in Printmaking and Sculpture and a Diploma in Illustration.  Throughout her career as a painter, her practice has largely consisted of painting from Still Life arrangements in settings filled with natural light. In recent years, she has developed a fascination with spherical and glass objects - which have come to populate many of her Still Life paintings.

In 2007 she contributed to establishing Artery Cooperative Ltd. Northcote, with her partner Jeph Neale, who she also collaborates with through Public Art Projects in and around Melbourne.

Since the late 1970’s she has had Solo exhibitions at Eltham Gallery, The Melbourne Art Exchange, Australian Impressions Gallery, Delshan Gallery, and the Light Factory Gallery, Melbourne. She has been in numerous group exhibitions and has won a number of awards, residencies, and travel scholarships.

Her paintings are held in Victorian public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, and the Municipal Collections of Nillumbik, Banyule, Manningham, and Darebin. Her work is held in a number of corporate and private collections throughout Australia.