Bronwyn Davies is a master artist and arts worker based in regional Queensland. She received her masters in fine arts from the University of Tasmania and has been working for over a decade for the Scenic Rim Regional Council as an arts facilitator and cultural coordinator for a region covering 4254sq km.
Through her work as a cultural coordinator she works with a dedicated team to innovate, create and manage a cultural development program and the running of the Boonah and Beaudesert Cultural Centres which include galleries and theatre spaces.
Prior to her work in local government she ran a world music venue, worked on her own arts practice, was an arts agent, festival director and cultural development worker.
She has overseen and creatively directed numerous events, festivals and complex cultural development projects including Cultural Trails and Open Studios of the Scenic Rim, Fires On Top of Mountains, ASSI 150 , War Stories and Our Town. She is currently producing a five day Regional Art Festival and Conference for Queensland that will be held at Kooralbyn in 2019.
As an artist she works in charcoal, acrylic, oil , pencil, needle and thread to express her love for nature, concern for the planet, disenchantment with our society and joy in the power of the arts for transformation.
She began her arts journey in Sydney , where she hails from originally, where she would write poetry and draw constantly.
Her family life was disrupted at a young age by divorce, dislocation, disease and death. She struggled to make sense of the world she found herself in. She felt as a fish outside its bowl. Poetry and drawing became her way back to centre.
She worked for a time in an arts studio that produced corporate identity, graphic design and decided this was not a path for her.
In the 1980’s she moved to Northern NSW in the pursuit of a utopian existence but found that commune life tended to often be dystopian. She moved to Tamborine Mountain in 1991. This rainforest community became more that a place to live it became a family and a connection to something greater.
It is where she raised her three daughters and built a life.
Her current work, art and poetry reflect her need to express her connection to place and her responses to being a female creative thinker in a world increasingly ruled by economic rationalism.
Her Linked in Page can be accessed here.