The Promise, 2021 by Hilary Herrmann

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Title: The Promise, 2021
Size: 45cm x 45cm
Materials: Oil on canvas (unframed)
Representing galleries:
  • Ninbella Gallery,Bangalow
  • AkBellingerGallery, Inverell
  • Otomys Contemporary, Melbourne
  • Curatorial and Co, Sydney
Reserve: $1,000
Retail price: $2,200
Each day is a balance – of hearing news from the wider world and finding myself overwhelmed by the cruelty and hardship, and of then stepping back into my own world and finding a place of simplicity.
"I live on a rural property in the hinterland of Byron Bay, surrounded by beautiful countryside; the landscape is lush and evergreen, amongst undulating hills. There is a network of community and friends, which are a wonderful mixture of miscreants and misfits. They colour my world. My daughter reminds me of a character out of a Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’ novel and I often feel the need to stop her from floating into the skies. There is a Brahman bull, Angus cattle, neurotic dogs, bad tempered ducks and a forgotten garden, a sad and lonely chook yard, one too many battles with the crafty foxes. All on the to do list.
I like to paint. Stepping over the cobwebs and chewed up dog bones, I paint on my verandah looking out at this curious world."
- Hilary Herrmann, 2021
Value: $2200
Bidding ended: 9:00pm, 19 September 20219:00pm, Sunday 19 September 2021Australia/Sydney
Bids for this item are in Australian Dollars.


Bidder Time Bid
John Callanan 7:19am 12 Sep 2021 $2,000
catherinedenino 8:54pm 11 Sep 2021 $1,500
John Callanan 9:35am 11 Sep 2021 $1,000