Bronwyn Woodley Graham
Bronwyn Woodley Graham



Bronwyn Woodley Graham is an Australian artist based in Sydney. She has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally in Europe and the UK. Her works have been featured in multiple publications and are held in private and public collections in Australia, Hong Kong, UK and USA. Bronwyn trained in the classical style of the old masters and oils are her most loved medium. Bronwyn began painting professionally in 2001, after a career as a graphic artist and sign writer.

Bronwyn’s landscapes are semi-abstract in style and capture the mood and memory of place, inviting a nostalgic feeling or emotion. Often painted from her own imagination, Bronwyn’s paintings have been described as dramatic, ethereal and emotive, with comparisons being drawn with that of the renowned English artist J W Turner.

Bronwyn’s paintings bring a unique interpretation of place that so generously lends so much of it to the viewer. She allows enough space in her paintings for each of us to imagine our own story within. In a way, she develops the space to a point in which the viewer is beckoned into the scene and then set free to explore and create their own personal journey.

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

Pushing the boundaries between the real and imagined has become an attachment for me. Most of my recent work is an exploration of this. 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. The landscape leaves me with an indescribable urge to explore it in all its achievements.” – Bronwyn Woodley Graham


Recent Exhibitions

2019   Solo Exhibition Free to Dream at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2017   Solo Exhibition ‘Exhale’ at Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
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


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


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


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

Selected Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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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