Kosciuszko is a recurring subject in Street’s work and finding a new way of interpreting this unique alpine landscape is central to this new series of abstract paintings. These works embody the physical, emotional and sensory experience of being in the landscape rather than depictions of an actual scene.
By focusing on the expressive potential of abstraction, Street’s paintings invite viewers to confront the mysterious and evoke a heightened state of contemplation and wonder.
Street explains: “I use marks, colour and layering to evoke not only a particular place but how I felt in that landscape. To create an abstract impression that evokes the emotions and sensory experiences that I had when I was in the landscape.”
80 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW
These new paintings centre around two alpine areas of Australia; Mount Kosciuszko NSW and Mount Wellington TAS.
The alpine landscape is a recurring theme for Street. The artist is drawn not only to it’s sense of calm, beauty and awe, but also it’s loneliness and isolation- shifting and unstable. Through this landscape the artist pushes and pulls between representation and abstraction, using the pieces to explore her own personal desires, longing, loss, frustrations and guilt.
222 Denison St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
As part of Newcastle Art Gallery Society’s “Coffee with Art” event, join Belinda Street and Maria Stoljar in conversation as they discuss Belinda’s art, life and new paintings currently on display at Straitjacket.
Maria Stoljar is a Newcastle born painter and podcaster, based in Sydney, whose podcast series “Talking with Painters” focuses on Australian artists and their painting practice.
For more information and bookings, see the Newcastle Art Gallery Website.
The Build Up is a group exhibition of the 2021/2022 mentorship program featuring 15 mentors and 16 mentees who have worked together through the year developing ideas and contributing to each other’s practice to foster personal and professional growth. This is the second year of the mentorship program and we are proud to present the exhibition being curated by Leah Poi with her mentor Courtney Novak.
I will be exhibiting a work alongside my mentee Jane Kerrigan.
Newcastle Art Space Gallery
91 Chinchen St, Islington NSW 2296, Australia
“Rhythms of the Monaro: The Kelton Plain Artist Residency”
Elisabeth Cummings, David Collins, Sally Stokes,
Leah Thiessen, Belinda Street
5 February to 1 March, 2022
2 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW
The Haslingden Family established the Kelton Plain Artist Residency in 2012. Since then many artists have stayed at the family home in the beautiful 1890’s homestead and have enjoyed painting en plein air in the surrounding farmland amidst the inspiring landscape of the Monaro. On the traditional land of the Ngarigo People, ‘Monaro’ literally means high plateau or high plain. The property still operates as a commercial cattle and sheep farm and spans over 3500 acres.
The life of the artist is typically one of solitude, so there is something special when artists come together on an art residency. The talk, the sharing, the eating. The experience of place, the light, sun, rain, and changing temperatures. Being together, but working apart. A time out of time. Connection – to each other, to the landscape.
Artists David Collins, Elisabeth Cummings, Sally Stokes, Belinda Street and Leah Thiessen were invited to spend a week at the Kelton Plain Property in May 2021.
The artists venture into the landscape each day to make sense of its vast grassy plains, granite rocks, twisted eucalypts and vast skies, all under the shadow of ‘The Snowies’. To sit in the landscape, be in the moment, alert and attentive. What speaks to each artist is different and through their individual creative processes they attempt to merge the physical with the emotional. As each day unfolds they take on this harsh yet beautiful environment using pencil, charcoal, pen, and paint, striving to capture the essence of the Monaro Plain.
“Rhythms of the Monaro” is the result of each artists time spent at the residency and the memories interpreted back in their respective studios. En plein air studies and studio developed paintings, this exhibition reveals the artists individual visions and memories of this beautiful, rugged, wind swept plain.
“Calleen Art Award 2021”
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
This polyptych was created after a trip to Central Australia. I was fascinated by the birdlife and was inspired to create a series of all the parrots found in the area in which I travelled – from top left: Major Mitchells Cockatoo, Budgerigar, Princess Parrot, Night Parrot, Cockatiel, Little Corella, Mulga Parrot, Bourkes Parrot, Australian Ringneck, Black Cockatoo, Galah, and Scarlet Chested Parrot.
Menzies Art Brands
12 Todman Ave, Kensington NSW 2033
Opens: Thursday 17 October, 6-8pm
“Reimagining the Canon”
23 October to 17 November, 2019
Opening and drinks with the artists: 4-6pm Saturday 26 October
A gender inspired lens frames this inaugural exhibition that celebrates women artists’ contribution to art and exhibition practices. Curated by Dr Annemarie Murland, the exhibition represents mid-career and established artists from major and regional cities around Australia, England, Ireland, and Scotland.
University of Newcastle Gallery
Callaghan NSW 2308
Belinda’s artwork “Pagoda View” has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Gosford Regional Art Prize.
On display at The Gosford Regional Art Gallery until 18 November, 2018
26 July to 12 August, 2018
Official opening and drinks with the artist Sat 28 July 2-4pm
139A Beaumont St
Hamilton NSW 2303
Belinda’s artwork “Home Trail” has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Gosford Regional Art Prize.
“BIG BAD LAND”
July 20 – August 6, 2017
OPENING – Saturday July 22, 2-4pm
139 Beaumont St, Hamilton NSW
Gallery hours: Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-2pm
I will also be giving an artist talk at the gallery on Sunday 30th July from 11am
May 25 – June 10, 2017
OPENING – Saturday 27 May, 2-4pm
Gallery Smith Project Space
170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
April 6 April 23, 2017
Belinda Street’s painting “Vineyard in Orange” has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Fleurieu Food & Wine Art Prize.
Belinda’s artwork “Arkaroola View” has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Gosford Regional Art Prize.
Belinda’s charcoal drawing “Siller’s Lookout” has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.
Belinda’s charcoal drawing “View from Siller’s Lookout” has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Muswellbrook Art Prize.