Bronwyn Woodley Graham
Bronwyn Woodley Graham

Artworks available to view in Sydney

Biography

Bronwyn Woodley Graham is Australian by birth and has exhibited in most major capital cities at home and internationally.  Her works have been featured in various publications and are held in public and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK and USA

Bronwyn works predominantly in the medium of oils and spent four years training in the classical style of the old masters. From about the age of 20, Bronwyn worked as a graphic artist and began her fine art career painting mainly portraits.

“As a portrait painter, I make no apologies for still being totally enamoured with the uniqueness of each individual face…but…it’s the landscape that has recently left me with an indescribable urge to explore it in all its achievements.”

Bronwyn’s landscapes are predominately semi-abstract in style and invoke the viewer to respond to her unique interpretation. Often painted from her own imagination her work has been described as ethereal, emotive, expressive and original.

“My painting is a visceral and emotional response to my surroundings and the images I collect and store within. I often paint imaginary scenes, inspired by nature but allowing the painting to take me on a journey of discovery that often ends far from where my original concept began”

“Pushing the boundaries between the real and imagined has become a new, but likely long-lived attachment for me.  Most of my recent work is a combination of that.  It has become a journey towards a destination or place that I am at home with. Neither true, nor false, but something I have fallen in love with along the way.”

In her work, Bronwyn beckons the viewer to enter the space within the painting, creating their own personal journey. Her work invites a sense of mood or memory, a feeling or emotion that captures a moment. Her work can often be both dramatic and ethereal. “In all my work, my goal is to remain truthful in my response to a subject. This can be either real or imagined.”

“When I finish a painting I want to be able to stay there and exist within the image. If I can do this then I am comfortable that the viewer will also be able to create their own unique dialogue. Then I am happy that my work is done!  In the end it has little to do with me, the artist, and everything to do with you, the person looking at my art.” – Bronwyn Woodley Graham

Bronwyn works from her studio in Balmain, Sydney from where she paints and teaches a selective number of students each week.

 

Selected Awards

2017    Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney

2017    International Landscape Special Merit Award, Light Space & Time Gallery

2017    International Special Recognition Award, Light Space & Time Gallery, U.S.

2017    Kennedy Art Prize South Australia, Foundations Choice

2016    Finalist, Art Gemini, London’s Global Art Prize

2016    Weekly featured artist, Saatchi, July 2016

2015    Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney
2014    Finalist, Waverly Woollahra Art Prize
2014    Finalist, Saatchi International Glorious Colour Showdown
2014    Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Festival, QLD Australia
2014    Inspired by Impressionism Paintings Collection, Saatchi USA
2013    Abstract Paintings Collection, Saatchi UK
2013    Finalist, Int. Open Art Award, Cork St Gallery, London UK
2011     Finalist, New York Art Marathon
2008    Finalist, National Maritime Art Prize – Seafarers Victoria
2008    Highly Commended, Currabubula Art Prize
2008    Winner, Nundle Art show
2006    Finalist, Portia Geach National Portrait Award
2006    Winner, People’s Choice, New England Regional Art Affair
2004    Finalist, Shirley Hannen National Portrait Award
2003    People’s Choice Award, Balmain Art Prize, Cara Studios
2003    Highly Recommended, Balmain Art Prize, Cara Studios
1989     Winner, Illustration, NSW Annual Design Award, Sydney
1988     Winner, Illustration, NSW Annual Design Award, Sydney
1981      Finalist, Art Express, NSW Australia

Collections

Tamworth Regional Gallery
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Westpac Bank
Various private collections

Publications

Australian House & Garden February 2017

New England Country Living Magazine
The Artists’ Book, Portrait Artists of Australia – Ten years
New England Country Living Magazine 2011
Urban Life Magazine
“The Break”, Rural Press
ABC Radio
Imaginary Journey’s Book, Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
Balmain Village Voice Magazine
Northern Daily Leader
Tamworth City News

Exhibitions

2017

Solo Exhibition ‘Exhale’ at Art2Muse Gallery 30 May – 12 June 2017

2016

Solo Exhibition ‘Luminous Landscape’ at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

Lindfield Art Show – Feature Artist

2015
Solo Exhibition ‘Trees, Clouds and a big big Bird’ at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

St Thomas Art Show

2014
ANZA art show, Seoul, Korea
Headland Gallery, Mosman (Solo)
Somedays Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney (Group)
“Live Painting”, Artfuly (Solo)

2013
Art Sydney, Hordern Pavillion (Solo)
IX Florence Biennale, Italy -by Invitation
Australian Art Show, Sydney (Solo)
Tap Gallery (group), Darlinghurst NSW

2012
Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney NSW (Solo)
Cossack Art Show, (group) Cossack WA
Pinnata Gallery, Dorrigo NSW (Group)

2011
Art Melbourne, Melbourne VIC (Solo)
Gallery 2120, Brisbane QLD (Group)
Weswal Art Gallery, Tamworth NSW (Solo)
Cossack Art Show (Group) – Cossack WA
New England Art Gallery (Group), Armidale NSW

2010
Tamworth Regional Gallery, “Shifting Light”, Tamworth NSW (Solo)
Armidale Art Gallery, “Crossing New England” (group)
Art Melbourne, Melbourne VIC (solo)
Bologna, Italy – Group exhibition “Small Treasures”
Gallery 2120, Brisbane, QLD (Group)

2009
Estense Castle Italy, “Imaginary Journeys” – Ferrara ITALY
Tamworth Regional Gallery (Group), “Less is More” – NSW
Balmain Art Gallery & Studio, “Horizons” – Sydney NSW (Solo)

2008
Seafarers Art Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne VIC (Group)
New England Art Gallery, Armidale NSW (Group)
The Playhouse Hotel, “Beyond Surfaces” – Barraba NSW (Group)

2007
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) – Sydney NSW (Group)
Sydney Art Show, MLC Gallery – Sydney NSW (Group)
Armidale Gallery, Crossing New England – Armidale NSW (Group)
Tamworth Regional Gallery (Group) ,Less is More (Small Works) – Tamworth NSW
Tamworth Regional Gallery, Solo Display, Portrait Finalist, National Portrait Award 2006

2006
National Trust, SH Irvin Gallery (Group) – Sydney NSW
Tamworth Regional Gallery (Solo)- Tamworth NSW
Balmain Art Gallery & Studio – Balmain NSW (Solo)
New England Regional Art Affair (Group) – Tamworth NSW

2005 and previous
MLC Gallery – Sydney NSW (Solo)
Balmain Art Gallery & Studio – Sydney NSW (Solo)
Bega Regional Gallery (Group), Bega NSW
Cara Art Studios (Group) – Balmain NSW
Balmain Art Show (Group) – Sydney NSW
1+2 Studios (Group) – Rozelle NSW
Balmain Art Show (Group) – Sydney NSW
Weswal Gallery, (Group) – Tamworth NSW

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