Belinda is an emerging visual artist whose practice is centred in photography yet includes video & audio, aerosol / stencil art and public art. She has worked on collaborative projects with artists of different disciplines including visual, light installation, digital and street artists, architects, and other design professionals.
Her street and public artworks can be seen in suburbs around Adelaide. Her studio painted works and photography are in private collections around Australia. She has exhibited her work through numerous group, solo and art prize exhibitions both locally and interstate.
After completing her Visual Arts degree at Adelaide College of the Arts / Flinders University in South Australia she did an artist residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. Her photography has been awarded honourable mentions and nominations in international photography prizes and is published through an online journal and Photoforum's 'Best Photography 2017' and ‘38th Annual Best of College & High School Photography' (2018) hard cover art books.
As well as her art practice, she is also an Architect who has worked for Architectus, Hassell Studio, Design Inc and Westfield Sydney City and currently works in a senior role at an award winning sustainable architecture firm. Prior to her career in Architecture she was an audio engineer, working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for 12 years.
Belinda is currently based in Melbourne, Victoria
A visual artist working in photography and aerosol art, Belinda’s work is primarily about isolation, impermanence, memory and the surreal and in all of this, the human condition.
While her stencil artworks are mostly fictional characters such as super heroines or goddesses and rockstars, her photographic practice reflects an interest of the lives of real people, emotion, beauty and social conscience.
A formative occurrence in Belinda’s life was losing her older sister when she was 15 years old. This and losing both parents, moving cities and countries, having no family of her own, constantly travelling around the world, memory and dreams fuels her practice. What interests her is how, in this flux, you are never really ‘here’, but in a surreal space and time of ‘nowhere’. In-between. Ephemeral, lonely, longing for home, or ‘arrival’. It is the opposite of what we strive for, as humans, permanency, security, immortality, meaning, mattering.
Belinda explores the ‘periphery’ between real & surreal, conscious & unconscious, night & day, and presence & absence through long exposure, multiple exposure, night & city photography and compositing. Informed also by film, music and emotion, she uses all these as ‘transitional’ fiction tools.
Communicating visually is Belinda’s way of expressing herself as a way of gaining human connection, belonging and acceptance.