Born: Alice Springs, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre
COMMUNITY: Utopia, NT
Belinda was born in Alice Springs in 1988 and grew up in Boundary Bore, one of the sixteen homelands of the Utopia community. She began painting in her twenties under the guidance of her grandmother, leading Utopian artist Polly Ngale.
Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, Belinda paints Bush Plum Dreaming using heavily layered paint to depict the fruit and foliage of the plant in various stages of ripeness. Over the years Belinda has expanded her repertoire, and also paints Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam), Kame (Pencil Yam Seed), and Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs).
Belinda has also learnt painting techniques from her sister, well known artist Janet Golder Kngwarreye. In recent years, Belinda has painted a series of works titled 'My Country' which depicts her ancestral Country of Alhalkere. These artworks are rich in story, combining imagery of women's ceremonies, bush tucker, as well as features of the Utopia landscape.
Copyright Kate Owen Gallery May 2022