Belinda Wilson

Belinda Wilson

Melbourne, Cheltenham, Australia

About Belinda Wilson

Belinda Wilson is an established contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Belinda’s extensive portfolio of paintings and drawings has been realised through her profound resonance with the Australian landscape and its incomparably primitive artistry. Placing emphasis on its fragility when faced with the power of mother nature, and the affectations natural phenomena can impart upon the human psyche, Belinda’s work is informed by the beauty found in chaos and the link between the natural environment and an innate sense of place.

Belinda’s work has evolved via her singular focus on the myriad impacts rendered by extreme weather - drought, flood and bushfire in particular - through personal experience and a considered, research-led process adopted during the completion of her Masters of Fine Art (by research) undertaken at RMIT University. The pragmatics of her research, manifested on canvas, poignantly and powerfully realises paintings that explore the direct relationship between weather and emotional wellbeing. The composition of the resulting body of work portrays an ethereal allure that fascinates, inviting latent scrutiny that begins to reveal a poetic fragmentation. Belinda’s ability to harness her artistic medium to reflect an engaging physiological response from viewers that transcends demographics firmly places her work in a space of powerful relevance within the zeitgeist and current climate change conversations. This facet of her work, alongside its aesthetically proficient beauty, produces a validity and a powerful sense of intrigue.

In a time of global turmoil, Belinda Wilson displays an adept control of art as a tool for processing and expressing topics of significance to address them in a way that is both alluringly abstract and gently provocative.

Belinda has exhibited extensively within Australia (Muse Gallery, Artistry, Victoria Gallery and Qantas Lounges countrywide) and internationally (at the Australian Embassy in Korea, Costa Rica and New York City), with her work receiving accolades from numerous national awards (Prometheus Visual Art Award, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery and the ANL Maritime Art Prize). She is currently represented by Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Manyung Gallery and Levee Art Gallery and Studio.

Education

Master of Fine Art by Research, RMIT University
2014-2018
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, James Cook University 1995
Graduate Diploma of Art Education, Melbourne University 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Monash University
1988 – 1990

Events

Art Olympia International art Competition, Tokyo (Honorable mention) 2019

My artwork is also exhibited at the following galleries:
Brenda Colahan Fine Art https://www.brendacolahanfineart.com/artists/95-belinda-wilson/overview/

Manyung Gallery
http://www.manyunggallery.com.au/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=1701

Levee Art Gallery and Studio
https://www.leveeartgallery.com.au/


The Other Art Fair, Sydney March 2019
http://sydney.theotherartfair.com/

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
The ghosts of Mr Wilson, Anita Traynor Fine Arts and
An RMIT Link – Arts and Culture supported presentation 2017
Victoria Gallery 2006
Artistry Galleries 2005
Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne 2003
Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery 1999
The Australian Embassy, SOUTH KOREA 1998
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 1994
No Vacancies Temporary Galleries, City of Melbourne 1993

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Manyung Gallery, Flinders Gallery, Belinda Wilson and Colleen Guiney 2019
Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Gallery, Belinda Wilson and Tanya Wales 2019
The Other Art Fair (TOAF) Sydney, 2018 - 2020
20/20 Vision 20 years 20 women Brenda Colahan Fine Art 2018
Artists on the Move, Anita Traynor and Kinross Arts Centre 2016
Artists on the Move, Kinross Arts Centre 2016
RMIT University School of Art VE, Print Exchange 2014-2017
The Muse Gallery, Milawa and Beechworth 2008 -2015
Agora Gallery, New York 2010
Victoria Gallery, Melbourne 2006-2007
Artistry Galleries, Melbourne 2003-2005
Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery 2003
Shepparton Art Gallery 2002
Cellar Door Gallery, Mitchelton Winery 2002
Il Min Museum, SOUTH KOREA 2000
Goethe Institute, Beijing CHINA 1999

PRIZES AND AWARDS
St Kevin’s Art Prize (finalist) 2017
Prometheus Visual Art Award (finalist) 2009
Cryptozoology Toyota Community Spirit Gallery (finalist) 2008
Mt Buller Art Prize (finalist) 2008
ANL Maritime Art Prize (finalist) 2007
Hume Building Society Art Prize Wodonga (finalist) 2006-2007
Churchie National Emerging Art Award (finalist) 1996
National Works on Paper - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (finalist) 1991