Category Archives: mandalas

Europe mandalas – Paris and Strasbourg

Some more mandalas – Paris and Strasbourg

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blog of the trip

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Europe mandalas

Playing with landscapes from our trip.

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Here’s my blog of the trip 🙂

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Mandalas – Menindee to Flinders Ranges

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Mandala images from trip to menindee and flinders ranges in april 2011

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“Too much ask …”

Murray mandalas I/2
If you are in Sydney in January, please check out my upcoming exhibition:
“Too much ask …” Murray River 2010

Photomedia works by Belinda Allen
Opening drinks Saturday January 22, 2-4pm
Exhibition dates 21 January – 2 February 2011

Hazelhurst Community Gallery
782 Kingsway, Gymea. Ph 8536 5700

For more, download the artist statement, go to the “Too much ask …” slideshow or the gallery photoset.

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hawkesbury mandalas 2008

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Hawkesbury mandala 1

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warumbul mandalas 2008

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Warumbul mandala 1

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night trees 2007

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Night Trees 3 & 4

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tree mandalas 2007

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Tree Mandalas 3 & 4

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fire, water, earth, air 2006

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Royal National Park: Fire

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Idyll – Bundeena, Wattamolla, Hacking River 2006

Idyll – Royal National Park, 2006
Digital photomedia, 40cm x 40 cm ea (image size)

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Bundeena 4

It is a long-held tradition that visitors to places of natural beauty seek the ‘idyllic’ – an ideal location of perfect repose and contemplation, where one communes with the environment in a situation of isolation and detachment from busy, mundane life. It is a tradition that has been transplanted from our European heritage to an antipodean setting, and, in our area, is evident in a multitude of archival images of the Royal National Park from Wattamolla, the Hacking River, and locations around the villages of Bundeena and Maianbar.
I propose that seeking the idyllic equates to the search for a spiritual relationship to land, and that in the absence of a long-rooted cultural relationship with place, and in the presence of a culture whose edifices and lifestyles serve generally to alienate its residents from the ‘natural’ in their environment, we experience an intrinsic and chronic hunger for the kind of archetypal and meaningful experience of nature and place that we see expressed by indigenous cultures.

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