Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Distractions and Developments

Over the past 6 or so months I have had many distractions. The most wonderful thing is that my partner, Dan Plummer, and I have combined our talents and started our own design studio. Plummer & Smith has a focus on landscape architecture and public art.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

potato prints and hey maker!

As I was saying, some friends and I have started a collective called Hey Maker!

Our first event was a humble potatoprint worhskop which drew some 200 people in to carve a spud and add thier prints to our wall installation. We had a really fun time doing it.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hey Maker!

Hey Maker! is a new creative collective in the Tweed Valley. We hope to inspire our community to become active in helping us further enhance Murwillumbah as a vibrant artistic destination.


Artists and creatives Belinda Smith, Ellie Beck, Jo Olive and Kathy Egan are the founding members of Hey Maker! We got together to form a collective in response to the growing number of retail stores in Murwillumbah closing their doors due to the economic downturn. We see this as an opportunity to use empty shop fronts to attract attention and benefit the community.

POTATOPRINTPOPUP is our first project for 2012 on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April. A free potato printing workshop to show that art can be hands on, fun and you don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive supplies to produce a work of art. We invite all to come and join us at 13 Queen Street Murwillumbah opposite Queen St Medical Centre. The Verge office is occupied by a landscape architect (Verge) and a Graphic designer (Upside) who are sympathetic to our cause and are willing to let the pop up be staged in their space.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pincushions now for sale on ETSY!

The porcelain pincushions from the Sewing Circle series are now for sale on Etsy!

The are beautiful wall sculptures or just as serene place on a window sill, legde or special shelf.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beautiful photo

This beautiful and serene photo was taken by my dear friend and talented photographer, Bianca Jenkins. A little pincushion from my Sewing Circle series sits on her window sill in Guildford, UK.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Noosa Travelling Scholarship 2011

Just putting the finishing touches on my artwork to be exhibited in the Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship exhibition.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Creative Women's Circle - Profile

Creative Women's Circle brings together women working in the creative industries to share ideas, inspiration and information. It is organised by Tess Mc Cabe who produces a really informative blog and arranges events in Melbourne for creative women.

My practice and I have been profiled on the blog this week! Follow the CWC link above to see it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rock Hopping, Cabarita Beach NSW

Rock Hopping - side/front view

Rock Hopping - back view

detail of artwork

artwork inspired by landscape

Rock Hopping is a celebration of the landscape, community and histroy of Bogangar/Cabarita Beach and in memory of summer days exploring and discovering our beautiful coastline.

Cabarita Beach is a small coastal town in Northern New South Wales. A number of locals contributed to this artwork. Thanks go to Nette Hilton (author), Scott Rotumah (artist) and children from the local primary school for the contributions.

Local stone masons, Joel and Luke Dunn, handled all of the stonework.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good Work, New York

My tea towel artwork Domestication is off to an exhibition at the Textile Art Centre in Brooklyn! It has been included in an exhibition called Good Work curated by Tali Weinberg. This will the inaugural exhibition in the Textile Arts Center/Oak Knit Studio Gallery.

Erica Harris 'String Funeral'

You can take a look at their website here

Thursday, April 7, 2011

'Rock Hopping' - coming soon

Soon to be installed, this new public artwork is a series of 5 shaped rocks that reflect the basalt headland and coastline at Cabarita Beach, NSW. The imagery, applied by sand blasting and hand carving, references the people, the history and the lifestyle of this northern coastal New South Wales village. The artwork is a reminder of the innocent adventure and discovery of exploring the rocky coast lines and rock pools.

More images soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dandelion - Lightness of Air

My dandelion artwork, Lightness of Air, was featured on the cover of Brisbane Economic Annual. The magazine features many other inspiring public artworks by UAP that have been commissioned in Brisbane.

“Cover Image: ‘Lightness of Air’ installation by Belinda Smith fabricated by UAP and commissioned by BAC. The dandelion is used as a link to the past as well as symbolising the possibilities of the future.”

Monday, February 21, 2011

exhibition photos

Emma Reilly photographed my recent exhibition. More photos can be viewed on flickr. Just follow the link.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tweed River Art Gallery Sewing Circle

In conjunction with Sewing Circle the Tweed River Art Gallery hosted some workshops where new mums stitched into small pieces of fabric 'little things' (events or happenings) in their baby's development. They were collected and bound into a small book. A record of memories that may have been forgotten in the daily chaos of life with a small child. Thanks to my lovely friends for coming along.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

more sewing circle....

Two weeks to go and the works are starting to come together.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Month to go...snapshot of 'Sewing Circle'

With one month to go untill my exhibition Sewing Circle opens at the Tweed River Art Gallery I thought I would post some snapshot of the work I have been producing for it. Installations of cloth, clay and found objects are finally coming together....piece by piece.

Sewing Circle opens on the 3rd December.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sewing Circle

These porcelain pin cushions are being produced for my up coming exhibition in December at the Tweed River Art Gallery. Thanks to Emma Reilly for this beautiful shot.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This artworks is installed in Chatswood Chase, a high-end retail precinct on Sydney’s Northshore. Substance is an abstraction of the rare and celebrated Florentine Diamond, a precious stone whose history traverses the globe.
More about this project can be read on the linked blog.