“Without stories , there is silence. Without stories told, we are voiceless. Without our stories heard, we are invisible. It is even harder, when the stories are hard to hear and impossible to imagine.Once the story is told, it is part of our own journey to learn empathy, rather than compassion. We cannot argue when someone says, I ‘feel’, it is not our right.
Our own reaction exposes us to ourselves and our ability to listen when someone lays their naked soul in our path. The projects are a collaboration designed to challenge existing prejudices and misconceptions by reflecting upon a personal life journey to discover a sense of self. Every participant has not only exposed their body by being photographed, but also there soul by expressing the most intimate of emotions and thoughts. The support and the guidance of the participants of each exhibition has been critical to the integrity of the work.” – Belinda Mason, Creative Director

Exhibition Dates

2019

2019 ‘Black Mist’ (Group)-Burrinja Gallery, Upwey VIC

2019 ‘Silent Tears’- Tamworth Regional Gallery April – May

2018

2018 ‘Silent Tears’- Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,  New York NY

2018 ‘Serving Country’- Newcastle Library

2018 ‘Black Mist’ (Group)-Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW
2018 ‘Black Mist’ (Group)-Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2018 ‘Black Mist’ (Group)- FU Art Museum City Gallery, Adelaide, SA

 

2017

2017 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Dubbo Regional Gallery NSW
2017 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW 11 February 2017 – 8 April 2017
2017 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery NSW 14 April – 9 June 2017
2017 “Unfinished Business’ – Redfern Community Centre
2017 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Arts Centre Port Noarlunga SA 27 October – 8 December 2017
2017 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Canberra, ACT

2017 ‘One Life’ – Sydney Discovery Museum – Featured exhibition Head On Photo Festival

2017 ‘Black on White’ –  Redfern Community Centre

2017 ‘Silent Tears – Venice Art Factory, GaleriaZero,  Italy
2017 ‘Silent Tears – Lionel Bowen Library – Sydney

2017 ‘Serving Country’ – Redfern Community Centre, Sydney
2017 ‘Serving Country’ and ‘Tears of Remembrance’ Aunty Hazel Cowburn – RM Williams Learning Centre, Eidsvold QLD
2017 ‘Serving Country – Civic Library, Canberra, ACT

2017 ‘Black Mist (Group)- Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
2017 ‘Black Mist (Group)- Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC
2017 ‘Black Mist (Group)- Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD
2017 ‘Black Mist (Group)- Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, QLD
2017 ‘Black Mist (Group)- The Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW

 

2016
2016 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Albury Library & Museum NSW
2016 ‘Unfinished Business’ – State Library of Western Australia WA
2016 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Araluen Cultural Centre NT
2016 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery NSW

2016 ‘Silent Tears’ – MAMA – 17 November 2016  – 1 January 2017
2016 ‘Silent Tears’’ – Sydney University NSW April 2016
2016 ‘Silent Tears’ – Berlin Photography Biennale, Germany October 2016
2016 ‘Silent Tears’ – United Nations Geneva, Committee on the Rights of People with Disability April 2016
2016 ‘Silent Tears’ – United Nations New York 60th Commission on the Status of Women March 2016

2016 ‘Black Mist (Group) SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 24 Sep – 30 Oct 2016

2016 ‘Speed’ (Group) MAMA, selected Intimate Encounter works August 2016

2016 MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, Finalist

2016 Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, portrait of Lorna Munro

2016 ‘Serving Country’ –  HEAD ON Photo Festival, NSW
2016 “Serving Country’ and ‘Tears of Rememberance’ Aunty Hazel Cowburn Gayndah Art Gallery QLD

2016 ‘Outing Disability’ – Midsumma Festival, Melbourne VIC

 

2015
2015 ‘Outing Disability’ – Sub Station, Melbourne, VIC

2015 ‘Silent Tears’ – Ballarat International Foto Bienale VIC

2015 ‘Unfinished Business’ – Northern Territory Library NT
2015 ‘Unfinished Business’ – KPMG Sydney NSW

2015 ‘Off Side’ – University of Western Sydney Werrington Campus

2015 ‘Outing Disability’ – Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW

2015 ‘Serving Country’ – All Stars NRL Game Brisbane
2015 ‘Serving Country’ – Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 ‘Serving Country’ – Western Sydney University, NSW
2015 ‘Serving Country’ – Currumbin RSL, Queensland

 

2014
2014 ‘Unfinished Business’ – World Conference on Indigenous Persons – Digital 3D
2014 ‘Unfinished Business’ – World Health Organization, Geneva – 3D
2014 ‘Elders On Campus’ – University of Western Sydney, Yarramundi Lecture
2014 Black & White Spider Awards – Nominee
2014 ‘Serving Country’ – ATSI Australian Defence Force – University of Western Sydney
2014 DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize Perc Tucker Regional Gallery/
Pinnacles Gallery
2014 ‘Outing Disability’ – Seymour Centre Sydney – portraits on mirrors

 

2013
2013 ‘Unfinished Business’ United Nations, Geneva – 3D Portraits
2013 ‘Women In Sport’ 3D Casula Powerhouse
2013 ‘Yolngu on Balanda’ – Black on White – State Library of NSW
2013 “Silent Tears’ – Cancer Victoria Art Award
2013 Black & White Spider Awards – Nominee

 

2012
2012 San Diego Institute of Art – “Lael” The Art of Photography
2012 Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art New Media Festival – “Lael” & “Golden Girl”
2012 Collingwood Gallery – “Conversations on the cusp of change” “Lael”& “RiverbankFrank”
2012 Toyota Gallery “We are young and Free” – “Aurukun Boys”
2012 Moran Photography Prize “Aurukun Boys” plus slide show “Tamara” & “I shall not hate”
2012 Josephine Urlich & Win Schubert Photography Prize ” Born again Chinese”
2012 Albury Library Museum Wiradjuri Talkback
2012 Galeria Zero Basel Switzerland – 3D lenticulars “Faith” “Golden Girl”
2012 BHP Images of the Outback ” Aurukun Boys” “Funeral”
2012 MPRAG – Controversy – The Power of Art – “The last Supper”

 

2011
2011 Moran Photography Prize – slide show ” Alby & Karen”
2011 Head On Slide Show + workshop for children at Glebe Primrary School
2011 Albury City Gallery “Yolngu on Balanda” Belinda & Djarramarr Jan – Feb

 

2010
2010 PCP, WA IRIS AWARDS “Child Free Zone”
2010 BHP Billiton Cannington Waltzing Matilda Photo Exhibition “Y&B”
2010 Art On Walls – Lennox Gallery London – group GaleriaZero
2010 Arts Awards Cancer Council -group – breast cancer survivor
2010 Head On PCP Sydney, slide show “omiema”
2010 International Escena Mobile Sevilla Spain solo”Intimate Encounters”
2010 GaleriaZero Barcelona “Yolngu on Balanda” Belinda and Djarramarr
2010 Kingston Art Centre, Victoria “Only a Man” solo 4-22 June
2010 PCP, WA “Yolngu on Balanda” Belinda & Djarramarr 1-25 July
2010 Intimate Encounters Toronto Arts Ability Festival

 

2009
2009 Mosman Festival Photo Exhibition, Sydney “Japanese Tourist” – group
2009 Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne “Yolngu on Balanda” – group
2009 Blake Prize for Religious Art “The Last Supper” – National Tour – group
2009 Iris Awards PCP WA – “Yolngu on Balanda” – group
2009 Fine Art Gallery, Beijing China, group show “Sense of Self” series – group
2009 Cancer Victoria Art Award, “Hope” – National Tour – group
2009 Heritage Photo Awards USQ Art Gallery Brisbane “Japanese Tourist” – group
2009 Grafton Regional Gallery – “Only a Man” solo
2009 Grafton Regional GalleryPost Card Show “Japanese Tourist” – group
2009 HEAD ON Sydney ACP slide show – group

2008
2008 Moran Photography Prize “4G” Mitchell Library, Sydney – Winner
2008 Community Arts Centre Whangarei New Zealand, IE – solo
2008 Kodak Salon Melbourne CCP – winner 2008 National Works on Paper, MPRG, Victoria – 4G – group
2008 Head On 2008 Slide Show ACP, Sydney . “two weeks” – group
2008 Heritage Photographic Awards USQ Arts Gallery 2008 International Colour Awards , Masters Cup London
2008 Olive Cotton Awards 2008 Tweed River Art Gallery “Crash” – group
2008 Xhibit 9 Sandy Edwards Danks Street, Sydney
2008 Canon AIPP Awards Brisbane, silver distinction
2008 Corangamarah Art Prize “Ramesh”, Victoria
2008 PCP Iris Awards “Ramesh”, Perth ( winner)
2008 Creative Madness “Invisible Scars”, Sydney

2007
2007 Intimate Encounters Toronto
2007 Holten Lee Gallery England United Kingdom “Intimate Encounters”
2007 High Beam Festival Adelaide Australia “Sexuality & Disability”
2007 Abilities Arts Festival Toronto Canada
2007 Museum of Sex New York “Sexuality and Disability”
2007 Olive Cotton Award 2007 Tweed River Art Gallery – “Denis”
2007 Art Corangamarah Prize Con.ciet “invisible burns”
2007 Mosman Art Gallery Art Prize – Rebirth – Winner
2007 Roving eye – Documentary Photography “Maningrida” 2007 Galeriazero Cork Street Gallery London “Friend or Foe”
2007 PCP Perth IRIS Awards “Two Weeks”
2007 Sydney Childrens Hospital “Maningrida”, Sydney
2007 “Girl Parade” Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney
2007 St George Regional Museum, NSW 2007 Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2006
2006 McGregor Prize for Photography, Uni Queensland – Deke
2006 Josephine Ulrick Nat Photo Exhibit Tweed River Gallery “Pommie”
2006 Head On Sydney Aust Photographers Gallery – “After and Before”
2006 Casula Powerhouse Sydney – “Becoming Woman” 2006 Chrissie Cotter Gallery Sydney – “Maningrida”
2006 Seymour Centre Sydney, “Only a Man”
2006 Brunswick Street Gallery – The Body Show (group)
2006 Mars Gallery Melbourne – NUDE ( group)
2006 Mosman Art Gallery Art Prize – (group) Deke
2006 Creative Madness – Sydney Australia (group)
2006 Galeriazero – Barcelona Spain “Intimate Encounters”
2006 La Trobe University, Melbourne “Intimate Encounters”
2006 Brunswick Street Gallery – Auction (group)
2006 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, IE

2005
2005 Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD IE
2005 Albury Regional Art Gallery, NSW IE
2005 Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW IE
2005 Melbourne VIC Chapel on Chapel IE
2005 Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW IE
2005 Michael Nagy Gallery . Head On, Sydney “Peace Maker”
2005 BHP Images of The Outback Exhibition Winton QLD (group)
2005 Creative Madness – Sydney Australia (group)
2005 Galeriazero – Barcelona Spain (group)

2004
2004 BHP Images of The Outback Exhibition Winton QLD (group)
2004 USQ McGregor Prize for Photography
2004 Art for Labour – Michael Nagy Gallery Sydney
2004 Fuji ACMP Photographer’s Collection – NSW Parliament House
2004 Fuji ACMP Photographer’s Collection – Gallery 101 Melbourne
2004 Tap Gallery Paddington Sydney – Environmental Art Exhibition
2004 Shoot the Chef – Art Gallery of NSW (group) – Maningrida Chef
2004 BHP Images of The Outback Exhibition Winton QLD (group)
2004 Perth Institute for Contemporary Art Photo Media Award
2004 Gallery Xposure solo exhibition ‘Becoming Woman’ Sydney
2004 Hera Gallery – Girl Art Now – Rhode Island USA
2004 The Araluen Centre for the Arts – Alice Prize Alice Springs
2004 Gallery Xposure – ‘Exposure One’ (group) Sydney Australia
2004 Michael Nagy Gallery . Head On, Sydney Australia
2004 Fraser Gallery Washington International Bethesda,USA
2004 National Maritime Festival Newcastle Australia 2004 Cowra Festival Australia
2004 Roxby Downs Future Art South Australia 2004 Ballarat Grainery Lane Theatre VIC IE
2004 Charles Darwin University, Alice Sprints, NT IE 2004 June Tapp Art Space, Katherine, NT IE
2004 Darwin, Venue TBC, NT IE
2004 Caloundra Cultural Centre, QLD
2004 Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA IE
2004 Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA IE
2004 Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

2003
2003 Nikon Summer Salon CCP Melbourne Australia
2003 Waterloo Gallery, Refocus International exhibition London ,UK
2003 Energex Arbour Nat. Contemporary Photo Exhibit Brisbane 2003 Josephine Ulrick – National Photo Exhibition Tweed River
2003 BHP Images of The Outback Exhibition Winton QLD(group)
2003 Mt Alexander Rural Access Castlemaine VIC IE
2003 Kingston Arts Centre Moorabbin VIC IE
2003 Upper Yarra Arts Centre Warburton VIC IE
2003 Arts Network East Gippsland Bairnsdale VIC IE
2003 Horsham Vic IE 2003 Brisbane Powerhouse QLD Watashabi Festival
2003 Colac Otway Arts & Cultural Centre IE 2003 CEMA Arts Centre Portland IE
2003 Swan Hill Arts Centre IE 2002 Nikon Summer Salon CCP Melbourne (group)

2002
2002 Willoughby Art Prize Sydney ( Group) 2002 Goya Gallery Southbank, Melbourne VIC IE
2002 High Beam Festival, Adelaide SA 2002 Diorama Gallery, London UK 2002 Cultural Program of the Sydney
2002 Gay Games IE
2002 Warnambool City Gallery VIC IE
2002 Josephine Ulrick – National Photography Exhibition Tweed River 2001 Soho Gallery, Sydney NSW

2001
2001 Entrepot Gallery University of TAS Hobart 2001 Josephine Ulrick – National Photo Exhibition Tweed River Gallery
2001 Celebrating Democracy – Australian National Museum Canberra

1997
1997 Australian Composers – (group) Museum of Contemporary Art

1990
1990 South Australian Photographers – (group) Festival Centre Adelaide

1989
1989 Rothmans Press Awards – (group) Australian Tour

1985
1985 Plains People – stories from indigenous South Australians.

WORKSHOPS

2014
Redfern Community Centre, Sydney
Deadly Minds Program which focuses on Mental Health. Portraits of local families and workshop attendees. Belinda collaborated with photographer Barb McGrady on this project. Images will be exhibited at the Redfern Community Centre in 2015.

2013
Family Planning NSW
Workshops with people with disabilities who identify as Gay Lesbian Transgender Queer and Intersex, tell their stories of double discrimination. 19 Participants were both filmed and photographed and the exhibition was shown at the 2014 Mardi Gra at the Seymour Centre. The work continues to be used by Family Planning NSW to create community engagement and workshops.

2013
Bankstown Community Resource Group, Sydney
Portraits of local families who disadvantage did not enable them to be in contact with a professional photographer. The photographs were enlarged and framed for the families to take home. Portraits were exhibited as a part of 2014 NAIDOC WEEK celebrations.

2012
Albury LibraryMuseum
Five workshops in conjunction with the exhibition Black on White exhibition engaging with the local community members about their perceptions as an Aboriginal person in their community. The participants were photographed and the work was exhibited as a separate exhibition which included works of local artists entitled Wiradjuri Talk Back. The work is now a part of the Albury Library Museum and also the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – AIATSIS

2012
Redfern Community Centre, Sydney
Photography Workshop with young women experiencing trauma. The students work was exhibited at the Redfern Community Centre and attended by the local community and Sydney curators. Website was created OurBlock 2016 to showcase the images. One students work Head On Festival

2011
Queensland Department of Communities, Aurukun
Film Workshop with Knierim Brothers, teaching young adults with mental illness from Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The project was to create engagement between the students and their community. Youtube Chanel was created and is managed by the students. In 2014 Indigenous Community Television included all short films within their programming.

2010
Queensland Department of Communities, Aurukun
Photography Story Telling Workshop for students in the remote community of Aurukun Queensland. Photo book with text was created for the local library and school library

2009
Head On Photo Festival, Sydney
Photography Workshop for children from Glebe Primary School. Students work was curated and selected and exhibition as par of the Head On Festival. One students work was later included in the Sydney Art & About Sydney

2008
Moran Foundation, Arnhem Land
Mentoring Program of two students from the remote community of Maningrida. Interested in photography. One students work, exhibited at the Perth Centre for Photography, Galeria Zero in Barcelona, Albury Library and Museum

2008
Moran Foundation
Teaching photography with Merv Bishop in across Yolngu communities in Arnhem Land the North Territory, Australia
Students work was selected and exhibited in Moran Foundation Exhibition. One students work as used to promote further workshops in remote communities.