“I am a proud Yaegl woman, mother and artist.”
Biirrinba is the Yaygirr name for the mighty Clarence River. It is this river that is the life giving vein for the Yaegl people. And it is this river which inspires much of Belle Parker’s artwork, Belle Parker 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.
Belle Parker states “The stories which are contained within this landscape, have shaped me as a person, as an artist and most recently as a mother. This is my history, my story and it will Always… be my responsibility to share this knowledge with my family and my children.”