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Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

"Bush Plum Dreaming" by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye


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Region: Utopia, NT

Size: 92 x 69 cm

Acrylic on Canvas

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Belinda Golder Kngwarreye is an Anmatyerre artist from the Utopia Homelands of Central Australia. She was born in 1986, and her clan country is Mulga Bore. Belinda has strong artistic connections within her family – her grandmother is leading Utopia artist Polly Ngale, and her mother, Bessie Purvis Petyarre, and sister Janet Golder are also accomplished artists. Artists Kathleen Ngale and Angelina Ngale are her great-aunts.

Belinda paints the Bush Plum Dreaming story that she inherits from her grandmother Polly Ngale. Her technique is to render the many colors of the bush plum plant as the fruits ripen.

About the painting

Belinda’s paintings are borne from traditional knowledge, and her confident approach to painting is evident in the way she assembles the images of the bush plum and seeds, building a dense and mesmerising surface with a rich palette of colours. Belinda’s subject matter is drawn from acute observation and memory. There is an intimate knowledge of the country, blended with personal history and ancestral journey.

Belinda has painted a Women’s Dreaming story, combining her country with the bush tucker and bush medicine that are imperative when the women gather at significant sites for ceremony which can take up to a week.