Exhibition Schedule :
Sydney Road Gallery
6th – 26th August 2018
563 Sydney Road Seaforth
OPENING NIGHT 10th August 6.30-8.30pm
Award winning Painter & Poet Belinda Rogers uses abstract forms as a mediation between the conscious and unconscious self. Belinda paints from a studio in Australia’s oldest artist colony, where she devotes her life to her work amidst the legacy of prominent Australian artists. Nurturing her own place of seeing and the techniques acquired from her early childhood, Belinda has broken away from traditional painting to create a unique voice in abstraction. Her paintings are an immersion of formlessness and float in the many minute translucent layers. Her work has been referenced as ‘breaking light’ and is exhibited in local and international exhibitions.
A published poet, her poems also cut away at the fabric of word, leaving her audience with a sense of resonance and mystery.
Having worked as an acupuncturist for many years and as a devoted student of Zen philosophy, her work dwells within the beauty of these ancient traditions.
Lonny Jarrett, Author, Nourishing Destiny, The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine.
“Belinda Rogers takes us into a subtle realm of beauty, into a waking dreamtime of imagination. Each picture and poem stands individually, and yet a story of feeling and imagery emerges, somehow differently with each viewing.”
Dr Kerry Watson OMD, Registered Chinese Medicine Doctor
“The artworks so soft yet rich, giving dreamlike colour to their paired poems, as they hover together, just for a moment. So hauntingly beautiful. Those words dig deep into the artworks to offer up their truths. They speak of impermanence and transcendence like the classic finger pointing to the moon”
Dr John terry OMD, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and Qi Gong Practitioner:
“Along with meditation and writing Belinda Rogers poetry is a regular part of my daily tuning in. Sometimes confronting always nurturing my inner sense of connection with the daily life I lead. The paintings in this book bring alive in colour the affecting nature of the words. Thankyou Belinda”
Review by C. Schembri
“The Dreaming Seed connects our conscious mind to the subconscious with her exhibition Samurai under desert sky.
Her works in this exhibition express true honesty towards the heart of the painter, the protagonist and the audience.
The work flows from the deep earthy tones of creation and nourishment, to striking shapes and colors of hope and passion,
it is as if the artist has carved deep into the painting to reveal its true soul.
The exhibition represents a humble balance between deep earthy oils, layered thick above the canvas, and subtle free flowing waters.
Samurai under desert sky, by Belinda Rogers, is an adventure of the spirit and mind and will leave you in anticipation of this artists’ next chapter of poetry.”