aboriginal artist: Belinda Golder

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Belinda Golder Kngwarreye was born in 1986, and she is an Anmatyerre artist from the Utopia Homelands of Central Australia.

Belinda descends from artistic royalty, her grandmother is acclaimed Utopia artist Polly Kngale and her mother is Bessie Purvis Petyarre.  Her sister, Janet Golder, is also an accomplished artist.  Her great aunts are Angelina and Kathleen Ngale (Polly’s sisters).

Belinda inherited the Bush Plum Dreaming story from her grandmother Polly. Belinda’s technique is to render the many colours of the bush plum plant as the fruits ripen. The bush plum is known as anwekety and only fruits for a few weeks of the year. In the Jukurrpa Dreaming story the bush plum seeds were blown all over the ancestral lands by the winds and they bore fruit on Utopia lands. The first anwekety of the Dreaming grew there and became part of the food of the Anmatyerre people.

The Dreaming story of the seeds and the ripening of the fruits are all included in the story of Bush Plum. Belinda Golder uses the painting techniques developed by master artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye to impart the many colours of the plant, seeds, flowers and fruit of the bush plum. Belinda inherits aspects of the Kame Dreaming from her paternal grandparents. Belinda used the method where she loads the brush with many tones of colour as she works the dotting method across the canvas, often painting wet on wet, so the colours continue to blend into one another.