Melbourne based artist Belinda Wilson has recently completed a Master of Fine Art (Research) at RMIT University, School of Art (2014-2018) where the practice-led research explores the widespread effects that extreme weather conditions such as drought, flood and bushfires have on our well-being. Belinda draws upon personal recollections of regional locations and the adverse weather in North East Victoria, a place where she grew up but left the regional countryside to pursue a career as an artist and educator. Recently she reconnected with her childhood region to support the research for her Master's degree.Having exhibited widely throughout Australia in both regional and commercial galleries including, the Muse Gallery, Artistry and Victoria Gallery her work has also been exhibited in public art venues including the Qantas lounges across Australia. On an international scale, her work has been exhibited at the Australian Embassy in Korea, in Costa Rica and New York City. She has been a finalist for a number of national awards including the Prometheus Visual Art Award, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery and the ANL Maritime Art Prize.
Currently, Belinda is an acting role for 20 months as Senior Advisor Learning and Teaching at RMIT University. However, for the previous seven years, she has been the Deputy Head of School in the School of Art where she manages Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma visual arts and photography courses in vocational education. She leads a dedicated team of over 30 practising artists and photographers and contributes to the arts industry within Melbourne as well as regional Victoria.