Louise Hearman is a Melbourne born artist who lived and utilised the Mission as her studio for a time during the 80s, renting the cottage near the dome. Hearman painted and held an exhibition for her mural work in the Norla Dome in 1987 which had taken her around a year to complete. This flyer is an advertisement to generate interest in her work and consequently Hearman did come into the public’s interest from her work at the mission. Her work, however, would later be vandalised in 1989 with “God Lives” in yellow house paint, to which Louise stated that a staff member had been responsible for allowing the damage, further stating that it was a child of theirs that did it. Louise’s work would later be removed from the dome to hers and the publics’ chagrin.
The foyer demonstrates the relationship the Mission always had with artists who are welcome to exhibit and Bring the community in.
Printed Flyer with dual lengthways ribbings on the back side, possibly indicative of an intent to fold the flyer in three.
The Elephant Room
You are invited into
the dome at the “Mission to Seamen”
building, no. 717 Flinders St (ext),
painted by Louise Hearman.
Opening night Thurs May 28th 6 pm - 9 pm
Visiting hours 11am -6 pm Tues to Sun from May 29th to June 11th
Or by appointment ph (03) 328 1400 a.h.
Sponsored by: Australian Council, Crown Hire, Art Stretchers
Oliver-Davey Glass and Box Archer Emery.
louise hearman, cultural events, exhibitions, paintings, artists, norla dome, 1988