Biography:

Belinda Eckermann lives and works in Victoria’s Mallee Region. Her current practice is intrinsically tied to her local environment. In 2013 she undertook her Masters in Visual Arts, during which she developed an interest in genetics and notions of the hybrid into an exploration of the invasive white snail, commonly encountered in her agricultural community. Her work with the snail shifted her practice toward drawing and a focus on drawing as installation, culminating in her use of the snails as medium. She is currently investigating the native Bardi Grub and Ghost Moth and modes of incorporating their natural interventions with their environment into her creative practice. Eckermann has exhibited regularly throughout regional Victoria since 2009 and was shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Mission to Seafarers exhibition in Melbourne, where she was also awarded the Bendigo Emerging Artists Judge’s Special Commendation. Eckermann’s practice is concerned with layering, drawing as installation and the immersion of audience. She aims to broaden societal perspectives through her work.

 

Belinda Eckermann
Australian b. 1975

Education:

2013 Masters by Research in Visual Arts La Trobe University Bendigo

2010 Honours in Visual Art La Trobe University Bendigo

2003 Bachelor of Teaching (Primary & Secondary) Deakin University Geelong

1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (double major in Painting) La Trobe University Bendigo

 

Solo Exhibitions:     

2016 (un)Controlled, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2016 1000 years from now… 21st century plague The Goat Gallery, Natimuk, Victoria

2013 The Grain, The Snail and The Artist Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University,

Bendigo

2012 Genetic Mutants Rainbow, Victoria

2010  Playful Illusions of Light and Shadow Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria

2009  Intense Elements Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Victoria

 

Group Exhibitions:                       

2016 White Christmas Wonderland, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2016 ANL Maritime Art Award, Melbourne, Victoria

2016 Pushing the sky Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

2015 Culti Vat – Art is Festival, 18-20 Pynsent Street, Horsham, Victoria

2014 SITE Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria

2011 Hybrid Evolution – Our Future World? LaTrobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Victoria

2011 Hidden Ground LOT 19, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine, Victoria

2010 Honours Exhibition LaTrobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Victoria

2009 Shine The Workshop Gallery, Wangaratta, Victoria        

1996 Graduation Exhibition La Trobe University, Bendigo

1996 Student Survey Exhibition Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

 

Professional roles:

2016 Exhibitions Coordinator for Small Town Transformations, Rainbow

2016 Committee Member, Art is… Festival, Horsham

2015 – Present Director/Owner Turbo Gallery, Rainbow

 

Awards:

2016 Judges Commendation, Bendigo Emerging Artist, ANL Maritime Art Award

2016 Finalist, People’s Choice Award, ANL Maritime Art Award

 

Grants/Scholarships:                       

2016 Regional Arts Victoria Travel Grant, Artlands Conference 2016, Dubbo NSW

2010 LaTrobe Postgraduate Scholarship, LaTrobe University, Bendigo, Victoria

2010 Honours Grant Recipient, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria

1996  Final Year Grant of $500, La Trobe University Bendigo

      

Bibliography:

Tensions in the landscape,  http://www.wefodanielle.com/danielle-smelter-projects, 21 May 2015

Genetic Mutants Exhibition Draws Crowd, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 19th October 2012

Art in the Field, The Wimmera-Mail Times, 12th October 2012

Not to be Missed! Crop Drive, Dinner and a Night Light Show, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 28th September, 2012

Exhibition Launch a Great Success, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 19 August 2011

Hidden Ground Exhibition, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 8 April 2011

Light and Shadow a Success, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 13 August 2010

Art Exhibition for Teacher, The Weekly Advertiser, 12 August 2010

Weekend Best Art, Bendigo Advertiser, 7 August 2010

Artist Working to See the Light, The Bendigo Miner, 5 August 2010

New Exhibition Set to Open, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 30 July 2010

Intense Solo Art Exhibition Set to Open, The Wimmera Mail Times, 4 September 2009

Eckermann’s First Solo Exhibition; “Intense Elements”, Rainbow-Jeparit Argus, 21 August 2009

 

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