The Belinda Mason Trust supports Blur Projects  to create multi-media exhibitions which provide a personal insight into the live-experience of people who are impacted by multiple discriminations or disadvantage. Their stories challenge audiences to reconsider any prejudices and misconceptions they may have, and ask them to first discover what is similar and familiar, to enable an ability to understand better, diversity and difference.  We ask you to open your heart and your mind to the participant of these projects, as they have not only exposed their body by being photographed but also their soul by sharing expressing with you,  the most intimate of emotions and thoughts.  The support and the guidance of the participants of each exhibition have been critical to the integrity of the work.

The projects consist of audio interviews, soundscapes, 2D photographic images plus non-traditional 3D sculptural photographic artworks. We hope that you take the time to view the many different projects that we have created. The projects also have app for people with sensory, cognitive or learning impairments, books, DVD and film documentaries, hard copy text panels and catalogues. Some projects also include artworks or precious items that the participants have provided to create a larger context of their lives. Each exhibition is available for display in a  gallery or library space and can be curated to suit the gallery spaces to immerse the audience to into the world of the participants and the artists.

EXHIBITIONS

2019

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

2018

  •  ‘Silent Tears’ – 21 April till 21 May 2018 – James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York
  •  ‘Silent Tears’- 28 Feb 2018 – 20 April 2018 Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,  New York
  •  ‘Silent Tears’ – 5 Feb 2018 – 20 April 2018 – Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY Long Island, NY.
  •  ‘Serving Country’- Newcastle Library, NSW
  • ‘Offside’ – 5 – 20 May, HeadOn Photo Festival Sydney NSW
  • ‘Black Mist’ (Group)-Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW
  • ‘Black Mist’ (Group)-Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
  • ‘Black Mist’ (Group)- FU Art Museum City Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2017

  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Dubbo Regional Gallery NSW
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW 11 February 2017 – 8 April 2017
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery NSW 14 April – 9 June 2017
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Arts Centre Port Noarlunga SA 27 October – 8 December 2017
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
  • ‘One Life’ – Sydney Discovery Museum – Featured exhibition Head On Photo Festival
  • ‘Black on White’ –  Redfern Community Centre
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – Venice Art Factory, GaleriaZero,  Italy
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – Lionel Bowen Library – Sydney
  • ‘Serving Country’ – Redfern Community Centre, Sydney
  • ‘Serving Country’ and ‘Tears of Remembrance’ Aunty Hazel Cowburn – RM Williams Learning Centre, Eidsvold QLD
  • ‘Serving Country – Civic Library, Canberra, ACT
  • ‘Intimate Encounters’ – Whangarei, New Zealand
  • ‘Intimate Encounters’ – Hurstville Museum Gallery, NSW
  • ‘Black Mist (Group)- Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
  • ‘Black Mist (Group)- Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC
  • ‘Black Mist (Group)- Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD
  • ‘Black Mist (Group)- Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, QLD
  • ‘Black Mist (Group)- The Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
  • ‘Casula Secrets’ curated by Wendy Harmer, Casual Powerhouse, NSW ( Offside – Women in Sport)

 

2016

  •  ‘Unfinished Business’ – Albury Library & Museum NSW
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – State Library of Western Australia WA
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Araluen Cultural Centre NT
  • ‘Unfinished Business’ – Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery NSW
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – MAMA – 17 November 2016  – 1 January 2017
  • ‘Silent Tears’’ – Sydney University NSW April 2016
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – Berlin Photography Biennale, Germany October 2016
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – United Nations Geneva, Committee on the Rights of People with Disability April 2016
  • ‘Silent Tears’ – United Nations New York 60th Commission on the Status of Women March 2016
  • ‘Black Mist (Group) SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 24 Sep – 30 Oct 2016
  • ‘Speed’ (Group) MAMA, selected Intimate Encounter works August 2016
  • MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, Finalist
  • Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, portrait of Lorna Munro
  • ‘Serving Country’ –  HEAD ON Photo Festival, NSW
  • “Serving Country’ and ‘Tears of Rememberance’ Aunty Hazel Cowburn Gayndah Art Gallery QLD
  • ‘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.

EVENTS

2018

SILENT TEARS

  • 8 Feb 2018 – Reception, Silent Tears, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery Long Island, NY
  • 28 February 2018 – Opening  Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY
  • 8 March 2018 – Forum Manhattanville College, Purchase New York, NY
  • TBC March 2018 – Forum, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. NY
  • 13 March 2018 – 12:30pm  – 2pm  UN CSW62 Social Hall 4W 43rd Street New York
  • 13 March  2018 – 4:00-5:00 pm, Artists Talk, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery Long Island, NY USA
  • 14 March 2018 – Forum, 6pm – 8pm Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
  • 24 April 2018 – Forum, James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York.

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.
  • 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
  • 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. A website was created OurBlock 2016 to showcase the images. One student’s 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
  • 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.