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Belinda Joynes is based in the coastal city of Mandurah in Western Australia but spent most of her childhood in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions of WA. The vast landscapes of the Australian outback, as well as the waterways and wetlands found around Mandurah, have influenced Belinda’s interest in the way that contemporary, urbanised Australians connect with our environment. After a visit to Europe in 2011, Belinda became interested in the way that our mythology and stories from the past influence our sense of identity, spirituality and sense of place.

Belinda uses bold colours, patterns, book pages and spiritual iconography to create very detailed works. She recently held her first solo exhibition which was an exploration of myths and stories from around the world, using an Australian, female perspective.

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I consider myself a storyteller and I am fascinated with myths, fables and history from our past. My work explores our changing spirituality in a globalised world and seeks to express the hybridity of cultural in uences in modern society. Recently I have also been exploring the expression of identity through the lens of nostalgia, memory and pattern.

My process begins by painting very freely and intuitively, layering the paint, patterns and book pages to illustrate a story. My nal stage feels almost meditative and involves drawing over the top of the painting to create detail and connections within the work. I am heavily in uenced by artists such as Klimt and Matisse and this is evident by my use of impressionistic brush strokes and pointillism to express movement and energy throughout the composition.

EDUCATION
2013 | Bachelor of Fine Art, Curtin University, Perth

AWARDS

2014 | Crab Fest En Plein Air Art Competition – 1st Contemporary Category 2013 | South Perth Emerging Artist Award – Finalist
2013 | Crab Fest En Plein Air Art Competition, 3rd Prize

EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Solo Exhibition – Mythopoeia: World Tales Reimagined
2016 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2015 | Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah – Tiny Treasures Group Exhibition 2015 | Biblio-Art Exhibition – Port Fairy, Vic
2015 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2014 | Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah – Tiny Treasures Group Exhibition 2014 | Cossack Art Award
2014 | Biblio-Art Exhibition – Port Fairy
2014 | Vasse Art Award
2014 | Contemporary Art Space Mandurah – Crab Fest En Plein Air Exhibition 2014 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2013 | Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – BSG 40 x 40
2013 | South Perth Emerging Artist Award – Finalist
2013 | Cossack Art Awards
2013 | Biblio-Art Exhibition – Port Fairy, Vic
2013 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2013 | nqb8 Gallery, Mandurah – Short Notice Exhibition
2012 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2011 | Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – Asian Folk-art Exhibition
2011 | University of WA, Perth – WA Visual Art Expo
2011 | Biblio-Art Exhibition – Port Fairy
2011 | Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – Small Works Award
2011 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award
2010 | Alcoa Gallery, Mandurah – Mandjar Art Award

PUBLICATIONS

2016 | Ancient Cultures Inspire Collection, Sound Telegraph Newspaper 2014 | Local Banner on Display, Mandurah Mail Newspaper
2014 | Showcasing Area’s Highlights, Mandurah Coastal Times Newspaper 2013 | Accolades for Artists, Mandurah Mail Newspaper

COLLECTIONS
Belinda’s art is included in many private collections in Australia and overseas.


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July 1, 2016 |

Belinda Joynes | Master Class in Mythology

Belinda Joynes is a recent addition to the Retrospect Galleries team. Based in Mandurah, Western Australia, she uses acrylic, book pages and pen on canvas to create her trademark paintings of strong, beautiful women, enveloped in the brightest possible habitat. Her Retrospect Galleries debut in Singapore and then in Hong Kong was extremely successful – […]