Belinda Golder Kngwarreye



Belinda Golder Kngwarreye an Utopian artist, daughter of widely known artist, Bessie Petyarre. Belinda and her sister Janet Golder Kngwarreye are the grandaughters of famous Polly Ngale. Belinda is following the footsteps of other highly regarded artists of the Kngwarreye family name, especially Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Kudditji Kngwarreye.

Belinda uses a heavily loaded paint brush to work the many layers of colourful dots onto the linen. Blended whimsically, the dots create the effect of the flowering plants, the scattered seeds of the Bush Plum and the landscape after the heavy rain season. The composition of colour and shape variations points to the geography and intimate knowledge of locations. The Bush Plum is of significance to the region of Utopia and the people who are attached to the Dreaming. The women celebrate the Bush plum in their awelye ceremonies