bronwyn rodden - writing and art
A new exhibition of my work alongside Janet Reinhardt's opens on Thursday 27th May. I'm exploring our interconnectedness in nature through 2D and 3D works, drawing on materials from both human and the natural world.
Winner of the 2018 Works on Paper prize in the MAP, Nexus Gallery, Bellingen, Bronwyn Rodden grew up in Sydney but has also lived in regional NSW and travelled widely. Her work was Highly Commended at the Pyrmont Art Prize and GOYA, and she was a finalist in the Moreton Bay Art Prize, the Earth Prize, and the Flannery Art Prize. She has exhibited in group shows in various venues in Sydney, and has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Bellingen. With a deep interest in landscape and the environment, she moved from Sydney to the Mid North Coast in 2010 to further develop her artistic practice and now works in handmade inks influenced by Chinese painting techniques, working towards a more sustainable art practice while celebrating the natural world. She has also completed commissions for the Solitary Islands Marine Park Authority and the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.
Post from 27 April: Today is my mother's birthday, although she passed away 40 years ago. She inspired my art but also my beliefs. When she discovered a book of Aboriginal stories, she made me take it to school and my teacher read some out to us. She also painted this work based on one of the stories. It would not be appropriate now, but in the 1960's, hers was a voice championing Aboriginal culture, and her work was hung in The Blake Art Competition.
Winner of the Patricia Hackett Prize for short fiction, Finalist in the General Fiction category, Eric Hoffer Award (USA) and shortlisted for the Carmel Bird Short Fiction award, Bronwyn Rodden has published several novels and collections of short fiction.
Orphan Rock, the second in my Blue Mountains mysteries, has recently been launched. The story of how I started this series is available here: http://coffscoast.focusmag.com.au/bronwyn-rodden-winner-of-the-patricia-hackett-prize/
Listen to the story of my creation of the Blue Mountains Ros Gordon Series here: Blue Mountains Ros Gordon story
The Moon and the Sea
Recommended in the US Review of Books: "This genre-bending tale of pirates, treasure hunters, and adventure seekers spans generations and time periods, offering up a bounty of thrills along the way. " https://www.theusreview.com/reviews/The-Moon-and-the-Sea-by-Bronwyn-Rodden.html#.Xv6_PCgzbD4
Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Moon-Sea-Bronwyn-Rodden/dp/1658366840
A story of Australian sisters in Ireland
Shortlisted for the Carmel Bird Award
Tales for Dark Nights
Recommended, US Review of Books:
'A Writers Writer'
'A genre-bending tale of pirates, treasure hunters, and adventure seekers spans generations and time periods, offering up a bounty of thrills along the way.' US Review of Books
Book 1 in the Ros Gordon Mysteries Series, selected for Hachette Manuscript Retreat 2012
Book 2 in the Ros Gordon Mysteries Series