Hearman continues to transfigure ordinary objects into supernatural entities. Her technique of combining impressionistic light with realistic figurations makes the viewer feel both uneasy and spellbound. Hearman’s pastels and oil paintings place the subject in twilight and test our ability to distinguish between the familiar and the strange. 

Exhibition Dates: 24 November – 17 December 2005

Floating dog heads, children and sublime floral representations are just some of the unique imagery that Louise Hearman brings to Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in her new exhibition.

Hearman continues to transfigure ordinary objects into supernatural entities. Her technique of combining impressionistic light with realistic figurations makes the viewer feel both uneasy and spellbound. Hearmans pastels and oil paintings place the subject in twilight and test our ability to distinguish between the familiar and the strange.

Hearman pays exquisite attention to the detailed rendering of forms, be it a horses hoof or a school shoe. Paintings which place the head of a Chihuahua in the centre of a flower, or put a set of teeth in the sky, present us with situations that create a sense of threat. Hearman depicts an illusory reality that we can comprehend but never experience. Her pictures seduce us into thinking about whats possible and directly appeal to the power of our own imaginations.

—Peta Bryant

Louise Hearman was recently included in Uncanny (the unnaturally strange), curated by Rhana Devenport at Artspace, Auckland. Her work has appeared in a number of significant survey exhibitions of contemporary Australian art including, Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 – 2002, National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square in 2002 and Uncommon World - Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia in 2000. Hearman’s works are held by most major public collections in and numerous private and corporate collections both in and overseas.

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Louise Hearman Untitled #1079, 2004; oil on masonite; 39 x 48 cm; enquire
Untitled #1079, 2004
oil on masonite
39 x 48 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1057, 2004; oil on masonite; 61 x 51 cm; enquire
Untitled #1057, 2004
oil on masonite
61 x 51 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1081, 2005; oil on masonite; 62 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1081, 2005
oil on masonite
62 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1083, 2005; oil on masonite; 47 x 48 cm; enquire
Untitled #1083, 2005
oil on masonite
47 x 48 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1089, 2005; oil on masonite; 53 x 57 cm; enquire
Untitled #1089, 2005
oil on masonite
53 x 57 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1091, 2004; oil on masonite; 35 x 40 cm; enquire
Untitled #1091, 2004
oil on masonite
35 x 40 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1093, 2005; oil on masonite; 46 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1093, 2005
oil on masonite
46 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1097, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 92 cm; enquire
Untitled #1097, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 92 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1095, 2005; oil on masonite; 34 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1095, 2005
oil on masonite
34 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1099, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1099, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1101, 2005; oil on masonite; 56 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1101, 2005
oil on masonite
56 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1103, 2005; oil on masonite; 41 x 43 cm; enquire
Untitled #1103, 2005
oil on masonite
41 x 43 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1105, 2005; oil on masonite; 52 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1105, 2005
oil on masonite
52 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1107, 2005; oil on masonite; 46 x 56 cm; enquire
Untitled #1107, 2005
oil on masonite
46 x 56 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1110, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1110, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1112, 2005; oil on masonite; 55 x 56 cm; enquire
Untitled #1112, 2005
oil on masonite
55 x 56 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1116, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1116, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1114, 2005; oil on masonite; 45 x 54 cm; enquire
Untitled #1114, 2005
oil on masonite
45 x 54 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1118, 2005; oil on masonite; 51 x 57 cm; enquire
Untitled #1118, 2005
oil on masonite
51 x 57 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1120, 2005; oil on masonite; 65 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1120, 2005
oil on masonite
65 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1122, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1122, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1124, 2005; oil on masonite; 56 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1124, 2005
oil on masonite
56 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1126, 2005; oil on masonite; 44 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1126, 2005
oil on masonite
44 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1128, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 85 cm; enquire
Untitled #1128, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 85 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1130, 2005; oil on masonite; 47 x 45 cm; enquire
Untitled #1130, 2005
oil on masonite
47 x 45 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1132, 2005; oil on masonite; 20 x 39 cm; enquire
Untitled #1132, 2005
oil on masonite
20 x 39 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1134, 2005; oil on masonite; 30 x 29 cm; enquire
Untitled #1134, 2005
oil on masonite
30 x 29 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1136, 2005; oil on masonite; 36 x 23 cm; enquire
Untitled #1136, 2005
oil on masonite
36 x 23 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1138, 2005; oil on masonite; 27 x 22 cm; enquire
Untitled #1138, 2005
oil on masonite
27 x 22 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1140, 2005; oil on masonite; 31 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1140, 2005
oil on masonite
31 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1142, 2005; oil on masonite; 32 x 30 cm; enquire
Untitled #1142, 2005
oil on masonite
32 x 30 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1144, 2005; oil on masonite; 31 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1144, 2005
oil on masonite
31 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1146, 2005; oil on masonite; 36 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1146, 2005
oil on masonite
36 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1148, 2005; oil on masonite; 33 x 33 cm; enquire
Untitled #1148, 2005
oil on masonite
33 x 33 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1152, 2005; oil on masonite; 30 x 36 cm; enquire
Untitled #1152, 2005
oil on masonite
30 x 36 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1150, 2004; oil on masonite; 35 x 36 cm; enquire
Untitled #1150, 2004
oil on masonite
35 x 36 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1154, 2005; oil on masonite; 43 x 42 cm; enquire
Untitled #1154, 2005
oil on masonite
43 x 42 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1157, 2005; oil on masonite; 30 x 36 cm; enquire
Untitled #1157, 2005
oil on masonite
30 x 36 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1159, 2005; oil on masonite; 32 x 38 cm; enquire
Untitled #1159, 2005
oil on masonite
32 x 38 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1164, 2005; oil on masonite; 47 x 47 cm; enquire
Untitled #1164, 2005
oil on masonite
47 x 47 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1167, 2005; oil on masonite; 26 x 39 cm; enquire
Untitled #1167, 2005
oil on masonite
26 x 39 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1169, 2005; oil on masonite; 13 x 16 cm; enquire
Untitled #1169, 2005
oil on masonite
13 x 16 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1171, 2005; oil on masonite; 13 x 50 cm; enquire
Untitled #1171, 2005
oil on masonite
13 x 50 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1174, 2003; oil on masonite; 23 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1174, 2003
oil on masonite
23 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1176, 2005; oil on masonite; 10 x 12 cm; enquire
Untitled #1176, 2005
oil on masonite
10 x 12 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1178, 2005; oil on masonite; 5 x 36 cm; enquire
Untitled #1178, 2005
oil on masonite
5 x 36 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1181, 2005; oil on masonite; 27 x 28 cm; enquire
Untitled #1181, 2005
oil on masonite
27 x 28 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1060, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 31 x 38 cm; enquire
Untitled #1060, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
31 x 38 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1066, 2004; pastel on coloured paper; 25 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1066, 2004
pastel on coloured paper
25 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1071, 2004; pastel on coloured paper; 25 x 32 cm; enquire
Untitled #1071, 2004
pastel on coloured paper
25 x 32 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1073, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 30 x 23 cm; enquire
Untitled #1073, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
30 x 23 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1077, 2004; pastel on coloured paper; 14 x 15 cm; enquire
Untitled #1077, 2004
pastel on coloured paper
14 x 15 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1064, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 32 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1064, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
32 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1067, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 32 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1067, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
32 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1069, 2004; pastel on coloured paper; 28 x 33 cm; enquire
Untitled #1069, 2004
pastel on coloured paper
28 x 33 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1076, 2005; charcoal on paper; 17 x 18 cm; enquire
Untitled #1076, 2005
charcoal on paper
17 x 18 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1062, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 32 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1062, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
32 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1163, 0; oil on masonite; 47 x 47 cm; enquire
Untitled #1163, 0
oil on masonite
47 x 47 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1184, 2005; oil on masonite; 23 x 17 cm; enquire
Untitled #1184, 2005
oil on masonite
23 x 17 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1189, 2005; oil on masonite; 13 x 34 cm; enquire
Untitled #1189, 2005
oil on masonite
13 x 34 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1186, 2005; oil on masonite; 7 x 45 cm; enquire
Untitled #1186, 2005
oil on masonite
7 x 45 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1191, 2004; oil on masonite; 42 x 41 cm; enquire
Untitled #1191, 2004
oil on masonite
42 x 41 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1063, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 29 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1063, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
29 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1058, 2005; oil on masonite; 49 x 48 cm; enquire
Untitled #1058, 2005
oil on masonite
49 x 48 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1108, 2004; oil on masonite; 53 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1108, 2004
oil on masonite
53 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1080, 2005; oil on masonite
; 61 x 49 cm; enquire
Untitled #1080, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 49 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1082, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 37 cm; enquire
Untitled #1082, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 37 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1086, 2005; oil on masonite; 41 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1086, 2005
oil on masonite
41 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1090, 2005; oil on masonite; 47 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1090, 2005
oil on masonite
47 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1092, 2005; oil on masonite; 39 x 53 cm; enquire
Untitled #1092, 2005
oil on masonite
39 x 53 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1094, 2004; oil on masonite; 43 x 23 cm; enquire
Untitled #1094, 2004
oil on masonite
43 x 23 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1096, 2005; oil on masonite; 47 x 58 cm; enquire
Untitled #1096, 2005
oil on masonite
47 x 58 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1098, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1098, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1100, 2005; oil on masonite; 51 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1100, 2005
oil on masonite
51 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1102, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 49 cm; enquire
Untitled #1102, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 49 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1104, 2005; oil on masonite; 41 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1104, 2005
oil on masonite
41 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1106, 2004; oil on masonite; 53 x 58 cm; enquire
Untitled #1106, 2004
oil on masonite
53 x 58 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1109, 2004; oil on masonite; 51 x 54 cm; enquire
Untitled #1109, 2004
oil on masonite
51 x 54 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1111, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 92 cm; enquire
Untitled #1111, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 92 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1113, 2004; oil on masonite; 56 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1113, 2004
oil on masonite
56 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1115, 2004; oil on masonite; 51 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1115, 2004
oil on masonite
51 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1117, 2005; oil on masonite; 48 x 54 cm; enquire
Untitled #1117, 2005
oil on masonite
48 x 54 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1119, 2005; oil on masonite; 51 x 57 cm; enquire
Untitled #1119, 2005
oil on masonite
51 x 57 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1121, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 48 cm; enquire
Untitled #1121, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 48 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1125, 2005; oil on masonite; 53 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1125, 2005
oil on masonite
53 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1123, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 50 cm; enquire
Untitled #1123, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 50 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1202, 2004; oil on masonite; 79 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1202, 2004
oil on masonite
79 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1129, 2005; oil on masonite; 61 x 92 cm; enquire
Untitled #1129, 2005
oil on masonite
61 x 92 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1131, 2005; oil on masonite; 31 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1131, 2005
oil on masonite
31 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1133, 2005; oil on masonite; 28 x 28 cm; enquire
Untitled #1133, 2005
oil on masonite
28 x 28 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1135, 2005; oil on masonite; 30 x 31 cm; enquire
Untitled #1135, 2005
oil on masonite
30 x 31 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1137, 2005; oil on masonite; 28 x 35 cm; enquire
Untitled #1137, 2005
oil on masonite
28 x 35 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1139, 2005; oil on masonite; 14 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1139, 2005
oil on masonite
14 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1141, 2005; oil on masonite; 39 x 33 cm; enquire
Untitled #1141, 2005
oil on masonite
39 x 33 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1143, 2005; oil on masonite; 31 x 34 cm; enquire
Untitled #1143, 2005
oil on masonite
31 x 34 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1145, 2005; oil on masonite; 27 x 27 cm; enquire
Untitled #1145, 2005
oil on masonite
27 x 27 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1147, 2005; oil on masonite; 36 x 23 cm; enquire
Untitled #1147, 2005
oil on masonite
36 x 23 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1149, 2005; oil on masonite; 51 x 37 cm; enquire
Untitled #1149, 2005
oil on masonite
51 x 37 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1151, 2004; oil on masonite; 36 x 30 cm; enquire
Untitled #1151, 2004
oil on masonite
36 x 30 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1153, 2005; oil on masonite; 32 x 33 cm; enquire
Untitled #1153, 2005
oil on masonite
32 x 33 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1155, 2005; oil on masonite; 39 x 42 cm; enquire
Untitled #1155, 2005
oil on masonite
39 x 42 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1158, 2004; oil on masonite; 43 x 43 cm; enquire
Untitled #1158, 2004
oil on masonite
43 x 43 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1160, 2005; oil on masonite; 40 x 42 cm; enquire
Untitled #1160, 2005
oil on masonite
40 x 42 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1166, 2005; oil on masonite; 33 x 15 cm; enquire
Untitled #1166, 2005
oil on masonite
33 x 15 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1168, 2005; oil on masonite; 19 x 27 cm; enquire
Untitled #1168, 2005
oil on masonite
19 x 27 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1170, 2005; oil on masonite; 14 x 26 cm; enquire
Untitled #1170, 2005
oil on masonite
14 x 26 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1173, 2005; oil on masonite; 23 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1173, 2005
oil on masonite
23 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1175, 2005; oil on masonite; 10 x 17 cm; enquire
Untitled #1175, 2005
oil on masonite
10 x 17 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1177, 2005; oil on masonite; 8 x 43 cm; enquire
Untitled #1177, 2005
oil on masonite
8 x 43 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1179, 2005; oil on masonite; 5 x 19 cm; enquire
Untitled #1179, 2005
oil on masonite
5 x 19 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1165, 2005; oil on masonite; 12 x 40 cm; enquire
Untitled #1165, 2005
oil on masonite
12 x 40 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1061, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 32 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1061, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
32 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1070, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 25 x 32 cm; enquire
Untitled #1070, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
25 x 32 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1072, 2005; pastel on paper; 28 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1072, 2005
pastel on paper
28 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1074, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 25 x 32 cm; enquire
Untitled #1074, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
25 x 32 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1078, 0; enquire
Untitled #1078, 0
Louise Hearman Untitled #1065, 2005; pastel on coloured paper; 32 x 26 cm; enquire
Untitled #1065, 2005
pastel on coloured paper
32 x 26 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1068, 2004; charcoal on mount board; 28 x 25 cm; enquire
Untitled #1068, 2004
charcoal on mount board
28 x 25 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1075, 2004; pastel on paper; 35 x 23 cm; enquire
Untitled #1075, 2004
pastel on paper
35 x 23 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1180, 0; pencil on paper; enquire
Untitled #1180, 0
pencil on paper
Louise Hearman Untitled #1087, 2005; oil on masonite; 46 x 50 cm; enquire
Untitled #1087, 2005
oil on masonite
46 x 50 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1161, 2004; oil on masonite; 47 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1161, 2004
oil on masonite
47 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1183, 2004; oil on masonite; 35 x 15 cm; enquire
Untitled #1183, 2004
oil on masonite
35 x 15 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1190, 2004; oil on masonite; 7 x 69 cm; enquire
Untitled #1190, 2004
oil on masonite
7 x 69 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1187, 2004; oil on masonite; 9 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1187, 2004
oil on masonite
9 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1185, 2005; oil on masonite; 13 x 46 cm; enquire
Untitled #1185, 2005
oil on masonite
13 x 46 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1192, 2005; oil on masonite; 21 x 26 cm; enquire
Untitled #1192, 2005
oil on masonite
21 x 26 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1084, 2004; oil on masonite; 55 x 61 cm; enquire
Untitled #1084, 2004
oil on masonite
55 x 61 cm
Louise Hearman Untitled #1085, 2005; oil on masonite; 41 x 53 cm; enquire
Untitled #1085, 2005
oil on masonite
41 x 53 cm