‘Belinda Fox’s exhibition, ‘Cultivate’, suggests something essential about our present moment. After eight and a half years living abroad, Fox recently uprooted her life and returned to Australia and the reality of this uprooting inevitably migrates into her work. “A lot of the show is about trying to settle, and trying to find the calm within the chaos”, Fox explains. Yet looking across the exhibition and the artist’s prints, paintings, and ceramic collaboration with Neville French, one soon realises that Fox’s search for equilibrium does not reveal itself in an obvious picturing of this experience – rather, it is a pursuit that is embedded in her process and hums at the edge of her artworks. Equilibrium is not forced. Instead, it is gently yet firmly cultivated and sown in each of the Fox’s pieces’ (extract from catalogue essay). – Tai Mitsuji. 2021

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Installation at Arthouse Gallery, NSW
Installation at Arthouse Gallery, NSW
Title: Lead the Way, 2021, Size: 120 x 390cm, Medium: Mixed media on board
Title: The Yellow Tree, 2021, Size: 130x 240cm, Medium: Watercolour, graphite, pen, ink on board.
Title: Lead the Way II, 2021 Size: 90 x 70cm, Medium: Mixed media on board
Title: Its Imperfections are admirable, 2021, Size: 120 x 130cm, Medium: Mixed media on board
Title: The slight imbalances were visible II, 2021, Size: 100 x 70cm, Medium: Etching, Woodcut, Collage on paper
Title: The slight imbalances were visible I, 2021, Size: 100 x 70cm, Medium: Etching, Woodcut, Stencil, Collage on paper
Title: Moon Jar I - Cultivate, 2021, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French, Size: 35 x 34 x 34cm, Medium: Wheel thrown and altered porcelain. Ceramic Pencil with limestone glazes. Fired at 1320c.
Title: Moon Jar II - Husk, 2021, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French, Size: 37 x 38 x 36cm, Medium: Wheel thrown and altered porcelain. Slips and oxides with limestone glazes. Fired at 1320c.
Title: Moon Jar III - Cogitate, 2021, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French, Size: 45 x 40 x 40cm, Medium: Wheel thrown and altered porcelaneous stoneware. Slips and sgraffito with limestone glazes. fired at 1320c
Title: Moon Jar VI - Transient, 2021, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French, Size: 41 x 38 x 40cm, Medium: Wheel thrown and altered porcelaneous stoneware. Inlaid and brushed slips with limestone glazes. fired at 1320c
Title: Moon Jar VII - Unearthed, 2021, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French, Size: 37 x 38 x 37cm, Medium: Wheel thrown and altered porcelain. Slips and sgraffito with limestone glazes. fired at 1320c
Title: In the balance I (b), 2021, Size: 71 x 50cm, Medium: Drypoint, Monotype on paper
Title: In the balance II (b), 2021, Size: 71 x 50cm, Medium: Drypoint, Monotype on paper
Title: In the balance III (b), 2021, Size: 71 x 50cm, Medium: Drypoint, Monotype on paper
Installation at Arthouse Gallery, NSW