Connecting to Biirrinba with Frances Belle Parker

Yambaa Uudya Warhu (Yamba from above) ©️Frances Belle Parker 2023

Connecting to Biirrinba with Frances Belle Parker

A FLOW event


Join acclaimed Yaegl artist Frances Belle Parker in an interactive river painting workshop. Together you’ll contribute to a collaborative work that will come to life over the season of Flow on Yaegl country. Some of Frances’ beautiful works depicting Yaegl country and waterways are projected during the performances of Flow.

Frances Belle Parker is a proud Yaegl woman, mother and artist from Maclean in Northern New South Wales. She 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. Frances has been a practising artist for the last 22 years coming to prominence after winning the Blake Prize in 2000 making her the youngest ever winner and the first Indigenous recipient in the prize’s history. Since then she has exhibited nationally and internationally.

“I am inspired by the Yaegl Landscape and those stories which were shared with me and passed down from our old people, it is my responsibility to document these stories and to map our landscape, in doing so I am making a valuable resource for my children and all of the younger Yaegl mob.”

This session is part of the Flow program of events.


Thu 16 & Fri 17 Nov
Drop in anytime from 6.15pm — 8pm


Maclean Showgrounds
12 Cameron St, Maclean, NSW


FREE, no bookings required


Image: Yambaa Uudya Warhu (Yamba from above) ©️Frances Belle Parker 2023