Frances Belle Parker

Visual artist Frances Belle Parker has been commissioned to work with Eatonsville Hall

  • Artist Frances Belle Parker

Local Yaegl woman and visual artist, Frances Belle Parker will be working within the Eatonsville community to create a work inspired by the stories and people of Eatonsville Hall and its surrounds.

Frances came to prominence winning the Blake Prize in 2000 making her the youngest ever winner and the first Indigenous recipient in the prize’s history.

The Hall sits a top a bend in the mighty Clarence River, which is a constant source of inspiration for the artist and a recurring theme in her work.

‘I have a deep connection to this country. Art is the way I document – the way I tell stories,’ said Ms Parker

‘It is so important for the community to share their stories with me because this is how I will be able to create the work’.

 

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Frances Belle Parker is a proud Yaegl woman, painter and installation artist from Maclean NSW.

Frances came to prominence winning the Blake Prize in 2000 making her the youngest ever winner and the first Indigenous recipient in the prize’s history.

From 2005 – 2011 Frances was a finalist in the NSW Indigenous Parliament Art Award. Frances was also a finalist in the prestigious 2006 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

Frances has completed a BFA through UNSW, BVA (Honours) through Southern Cross University and a Masters of Indigenous Studies (Wellbeing) through Southern Cross University.

Frances is deeply inspired by her Mother’s land (Yaegl land) and the Island in the Clarence River that her Mother grew up on, Ulgundahi Island. This Island inspires much of Frances’ artwork.