Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Ted Hillyer

solo exhibition
10 – 31 August 2024
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Ted Hillyer

Ted Hillyer
Figures on the beach
136×152cm oil on canvas

  • $6000
  • 10 payments
    of $600

Ted Hillyer was born in Campbelltown, NSW in 1936. He studied at the National Art School, East Sydney, from 1955 to 1959. In 1962, he and his wife, Kathy, settled in the Bellinger Valley. Both taught part-time to support his artistic pursuits.

Hillyer has created images of readily recognisable scenes of the region by using stylised forms, shapes and colour. These are connected by the interplay of light across the picture plane. His painting technique has been influenced by two North American regional artists, Edward Hopper and, to a lesser degree, Alex Colville. Studying Hopper helped Hillyer develop a way to incorporate the human presence in landscapes.

In this geometrically structured realistic technique, he has painted built and natural landscapes of this region. His body of work can be broadly grouped into three themes: the southern break wall and quarry in Coffs Harbour, swimming scenes of the Bellinger Valley, and natural landscapes of the Bellinger Valley and Glenreagh

Hillyer’s major aim in his painting is to portray the everyday joy and beauty of living in this area

- From the catalogue for Ted Hillyer’s survey exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Ted Hillyer

1936 Born at Campbelltown, NSW
1955-59 Studied at the National Art School East Sydney
1962 After a brief period of high school teaching moved to the North Coast of NSW to paint full time

Selected Exhibitions

2023 The artist and his landscape, Robin Gibson Gallery
2022 Works on paper & The Large Bathers, Robin Gibson Gallery
2021 The Bathing Suite, Robin Gibson Gallery
2020 Bellinger: Beach & Bush, Robin Gibson Gallery
2019 North – 5 person show of artists living in Northern NSW, Robin Gibson Gallery
2018 Solo Show at Robin Gibson Gallery
2016 Solo Show at Robin Gibson Gallery
2014 Solo show at Robin Gibson Gallery
2013 From Mountains to Sea New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
2010 A Survey 1968-2010 Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery & Manning Regional Art Gallery
2000 Solo show at Robin Gibson Gallery
1998 Solo show at Robin Gibson Gallery
1993 Solo show at Robin Gibson Gallery
1991 Solo show at Robin Gibson Gallery
1972 First solo show, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

Numerous Group Show at Robin Gibson Gallery since 1990

He has also exhibited at the Lake Russell Gallery & John Garden Gallery in Coffs Harbour

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