Bronwen Newbury

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About the Artists:

Bronwen Newbury lives and paints on the land, near the sea, among the vines, surrounded by family, friends and dogs.              

It follows that ‘Landscape plus life’ could be her creative motto. Her paintings – often colourful, sometimes whimsical, always evocative – reflect not only scenes from her life on a vineyard near the vibrant coastal hub of Albany, but the many other places, people, scenery and dogs she has known – or hopes to know some day.

In her home studio/gallery – a converted shearing shed – she plays intuitively with light, colour and shape to create her distinctive acrylic artworks. She is endlessly versatile, moving effortlessly between abstract and representational, landscapes and figurative works. Her relaxed style sees her building layers of paint to tease out forms in the landscape.

The coast also provides constant fuel for her imagination. Her well recognised beach scenes – often peopled by crowds of relaxed and playful holidaymakers (and their dogs) – demonstrate her uncommon ability to blend landscape and figurative work.

Bronwen has exhibited widely around Australia and has won multiple awards and commendations at art shows around the country. 

Résumé:

EDUCATION

1980 Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) studying art and design.

1982/3 St Andrews University, Scotland UK studying art history, and practical painting and drawing at the Duncan of Jordonstone College of art Dundee, Scotland.

1984 Albany Technical College studying Art and design.

2006 Cert IV in training and assessment Great Southern TAFE

 

EMPLOYMENT/RESIDENCIES

1990-2000

 Conducted regular workshops in painting and drawing techniques in adult & childhood education, western NSW

2001

Artist in residence at “Art on the terrace” Albany.

2002-13

* Teaching acrylics and pastel techniques at Albany summer school

* Teaching painting and drawing techniques at Great Southern Tafe

* Pastel workshops in Denmark WA with Artsouthwa.

* Teaching private workshops in painting and drawing techniques at Phillips Brook gallery & Vancouver Art Centre Albany WA

* Volunteer art teaching at primary schools in the Great Southern region

* establish and run business in wine and art sales at Phillips Brook in Albany.

ART AWARDS/ACQUISITIONS

1992 winner Williams’s art prize- pastel prize. WA

1994 winner Albany art prize- pastel prize WA

1998 winner “Dreaming on the Darling” art prize NSW

1999 popular choice award Katanning art prize WA

2002 winner Mt Barker classic wine festival art prize WA

2002 winner Denmark art show WA

2003 winner Albany art prize – pastel prize WA

2003 finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History art prize SA

2004 paintings acquired by Horizon Energy, Karratha WA

2006 finalist Norvill prize for landscape NSW

2007 “Farmers Market” acrylic on canvas purchased for the city of Albany collection

 

ART EXHIBITIONS

1992 Solo exhibition “Darling Ideas” gallery Bourke NSW

1992 Solo exhibition at “Butchers Hook” art gallery Adelaide SA

1995 Anderson family exhibition, Albany Town Hall gallery WA

1996 Solo exhibition “Darling Ideas” gallery Bourke NSW

1998 group exhibition “Darling River “gallery, Bourke NSW

1999 feature artist at St Josephs school art show, Nyngan NSW

1999 feature artist Toowoomba Grammar School art show QLD

2000 Solo Exhibition Port of Bourke Hotel gallery NSW

2002 Solo exhibition “Gorepani Gallery” Albany WA

2003 Group exhibition Albany Town Hall gallery WA

2004 Solo exhibition “The old Bakery Gallery” Perth WA

2005 Group exhibition “The old bakery gallery” Perth WA

2005 “Bacchanalia” Gorepani gallery Albany WA

2007 group exhibition “Old bakery” gallery, Maylands WA

2006 – 2008 Continuing exhibitions at Phillips Brook cellar and gallery Albany WA

2008. Zin Zan Gallery Dunsborough, WA. Exhibition with Carmen McFaul

2008 solo exhibition at “the Colour Merchants” Albany WA 

2008 mother /daughter (Laura Newbury) exhibition at the old Butter Factory Galleries Denmark WA

2008 family exhibition “Playtime” Phillips Brook cellar and gallery, Albany

2009 family exhibition at Phillips Brook cellar and gallery, Albany

2010 Group exhibition @ Phillips Brook cellar and gallery, Albany

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2011 Solo exhibition at Gallery 360 Subiaco Western Australia

2010 & 2011 group exhibition Gallows gallery Mosman Park Western Australia

2012 and 2013 family exhibition at Phillips Brook cellar and gallery Albany Western Australia

2013 Solo exhibition at Gallows gallery Mosman Park Western Australia

2013 Spring exhibition at The Studio Gallery, Yallingup WA

2013 feature artist at gallery 360, Subiaco

2014 solo exhibition at gallows gallery, Mosman Park

2014 December feature artist at Gallery 360

2014 group exhibition at the studio gallery Yallingup

Associated Exhibitions

Ocean - Artist's Inspiration
25 May - 25 June, 2017
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New Year Exhibition 2017
Bronwen Newbury Robyn Rankin
4 January - 17 January, 2017
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Little Treasures
a showcase of Studio Artists 'Little Treasures'
27 August - 4 September, 2016
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"Inside An Artists Mind"
Features a diverse and dynamic collection of self-portraits from a group of the gallery’s inspiring artists.
2 July - 20 July, 2016
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Christmas Exhibition 2015
12 Studio Artists Christmas Exhibtion
15 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016
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