This is my new home which is attached to  my beautiful studio in the snow. My favourite place on the planet.​ No excuses now. Everything is heated and I just need a few more lights.

Bronwyn Bain

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My work is an expression of my connection to ​Nature, which speaks to me through the touch of a rock, the breeze on my face and the warmth of the sun on my back.

“You are part of me, you are nature”

I work with oils and fresco painting. It is as if every breath of the landscape is part of an overlay, an integrated continuum, and is beautifully expressed in this aboriginal poem.

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Tree…..
He watching you.
You look at tree, he listen to you
He got no finger, he can’t speak
But that leaf…
He pumping, growing,
Growing in the night.
While you sleeping
You dream something
Tree and grass same thing
They grow with your body,
With your feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1999-01    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Research: COFA-UNSW
1998          Fresco Painting: Il Laboratorio per Affresco di Vainella, Prato Italia.
1997          Electronic Design & Interactive Media: Victoria University
1996          Computer Graphics: (short course) RMIT
1988-90    B.A. Fine Arts: RMIT
1984          Voice: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (Method Acting)
                    Oxford School of Drama, Oxford​ 
(Edinburgh Festival performance)

2006      Phoenix Institute – Transpersonal Counselling & Art Therapy.
2004      Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training: Swinburne University

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - Member of Actors Equity

2016-17   Travel and research .

2011          Research Lake Mungo and Nanya Station (University of Ballarat)
2005          Study tour Art Research in major museums:London, Paris,Venice

2003          Studied Indigenous spirituality with Shuar Indians in Ecuadorian Amazon
                    Study tour Indigenous spirituality & art: Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia
2000          Lectured & facilitated Fresco workshops-Sydney
1998          Study tour Fresco imagery: Italy, Malta and England
1993          Arts Small Business Course - 6 weeks

1991-2       Scenic Studios: Painting set designs VSO Australian Ballet.

                    Indigenous spirituality & Art (Fresco) study tour: Mexico  (Chichen Itza, Tulum)

                    Guatemala  (Tikal),  New York (MOMA),  London (NG, Tate, Corbet National Gallery) & Italy (Ufizzi).

1987          Are There: Costume Designer children’s play  Melbourne
1977-87    Costume design for Merilyn Brend Children’s Theatre
1984          Edinburgh Festival: Actress, Method acting , Oxford School of Drama,
                    Research tour: creative set & costume design Italy, France, Germany.
1978-90    Actress: Film, prime time television drama, documentaries & theatre
1976          Sketching & painting tour around the circumference of Australia

2009-12   Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling.

2010        Munay Ki initiation

LECTURER
2002-4       Lecturer: Multimedia Swinburne Victoria
2001           Lecturer/Tutor-Design (College of Fine Arts-UNSW)
2000           Lecturer/Tutor-Fresco Painting-College of Fine Arts-UNSW
1998           Guest lecturer Fresco Painting: Warrnambool Institute:
1996-9       Guest lecturer Painting: Casey Institute.

PORTRAITURE
EDWARD DE BONO          International Author/Speaker: Lateral Thinking.
HAMISH MCDONALD    Para-Olympian: Shot-put
DR. JOHN YU                        Chancellor University of New South Wales, Sydney
SARAH CATHERALL       Photographer: Australian Artist Conservationist

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY - Articles
1993       Art and Australia, April 1993, Vol. 31,      No 1. 
1993       The Age, A Work of Art or Just an Object? Christopher
                 Heathcote   25th September 1993
2000       Olympic Impact-UNSW Centre for Olympic Studies ISS.

COLLECTIONS
De Bono Institute
ESPRIT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014         Mary Place Gallery Paddington, Sydney
2006-19   Marios  Brunswick St. Fitzroy, Melbourne
2005          fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2003          fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
                   Hogan Gallery, Melbourne
                   Marios, Melbourne
2002         Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2000         Continental Gallery, Melbourne

1999         Melbourne Fringe Festival, Fringe Gallery Melbourne
1998         Continental Gallery, Melbourne
1997         Marios  Melbourne
1996         Continental Gallery, Melbourne
1995         Marios  Melbourne
1994         Continental Gallery, Melbourne
                   N.A.V.A., No Vacancy, Carlton
                   Marios , Melbourne
                    J-Space Gallery, Dandenong TAFE, Melbourne
1993         Continental Gallery, Melbourne
                   N.A.V.A,  No Vacancy, Melbourne
                   N.A.V.A., No Vacancy, Carlton           
                  41 Gold Street, Melbourne (Installation)
                  Myer Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne
                  Marios,  Melbourne
                  Out on a Day Pass Director, Melbourne Festival
1992        Marios  Melbourne
                  A.R.T. Gallery, Collins Street, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2001        Video installation: ISIS Symmetry  UNSW Sydney
2000        Tap Gallery Sydney
                  d/struct Kudos Gallery Paddington Sydney
1999         Criss-Cross,. College of Fine Arts, UNSW 
                   Monitor College of Fine Arts, UNSW   
1996          Mall Galleries, London
                    Yume Ya Gallery, Melbourne
1995          Mario’s Café, Melbourne

                    Nilimbik Finalist
1994          Philatelic Gallery, Melbourne
                    Arts Victoria,  Exhibition Space
                    Footscray Acquisitive Art Award, Melbourne
1993           Footscray Acquisitive Art Award, Melbourne
                    Artworkz Five,101 Collins Street, Melbourne
                    Commissioned installation, City of Northcote,
                    Italia, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne
                     Contemporary Art Show, Melbourne     
1990           Graduate Exhibition, R.M.I.T., Melbourne
                    Matchbox Exhibition, R.M.I.T., Bendigo & Ballarat Uni.  
                    Framed and Unframed, Warburton Regional Gallery
1988           8” x 8”, R.M.I.T., Victoria (touring exhibition)
                    Children’s Week, National Gallery of Victoria

MURALS
1994         City of Fitzroy: Commissioned Mural
1992         Little Jamaica Melbourne: (private commission)
1990         Pugwall II  L.J. Productions: Artist/Actress
1990         Caloola, Sunbury Training Centre, Victoria
1989         Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works, Bundoora.

​ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2007         Luther College Ringwood
1998         New Gisborne Primary School Melbourne: Art/Drama/Performance
1997         Overport Primary School Melbourne: Art Creativity workshops
1996         Currawa Primary School Dookie Agricultural College: (Art/Performance)
1994         St. Kevin’s College Toorak​

FILM, TELEVISION & THEATRE WORK  -  ACTING
1991          Documentary - Living with Cancer (video for Anti-Cancer Council, Victoria)
1978–93  Television- Pugwall I&II, Saturdee, Sullivans, Prisoner, Cop Shop, Sugar & Spice,

                    Darlings  of   the Gods,  All the Rivers Run,  Pharlap,  Carsons Law,  Around the Twist, Magistrate,                                      Home,   All the Green Years,  Water Under the Bridge,  Outbreak of Love, 

                    Lucinda Brayford,  Skyways,  Holiday Island,  Australia’s Most Wanted.  
1988-90    Film - Evil Angels,  Pharlap,  Frog Dreaming,  Desolation Angels,  Wills &  Bourke,

                    Glass   Babies,  Ricky & Pete.
                    Theatre: Out on a Day Pass Director, Melbourne Festival
1984           Theatre: Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; London Fringe Festival, U.K.
1964-80      Folk musician & singer

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