The bathing suite
13 March – 7 April 2021
Ted Hillyer was born in Campbelltown, NSW in 1936. He studied at the National Art School, East Sydney, from 1955 to 1959, and in 1962 settled in the Bellinger Valley in Northern NSW
He 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.
Ted Hillyer’s major aim in his painting is to portray the everyday joy and beauty of living in this area