I was born in Sydney but have lived in regional NSW and travelled widely. I am inspired by the natural environment, also using natural material in my work, but my influences are a diverse range of work, from contemporary Australian and Chinese art to my Irish Heritage. 

Moreton Bay Art Prize 2013; Flannery Art Prize 2012; Sydney Water Earth Prize 2008; GOYA 2008 (Highly Commended); Pyrmont Art Prize (2007) (Highly Commended)

Solo Shows 
BirdLife Australia National Congress September 2012, Big Sky Gallery, Bellingen, May/June 2011 ‘Dúlra’ (Nature) Tap Gallery, Sydney, September 2008

Solitary Islands Marine Park Local History Project

Group Shows 
Desire Lines (with Janet Reinhardt and Sally Merrett) Desire Lines #1 Balmain Watchhouse, Sydney, January 2010; Desire Lines #2 Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, April 2010; Desire Lines #3 Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown December 2010 

Separations (multi media, with Janet Reinhardt, John Bennett and John Laidler) Balmain Watchhouse Balmain 2011 

Some other Group Shows
Bellingen Art Prize 2010, 2011; Caldera Art Prize 2010; Soul Food Bowraville 2011; Summer Sessions, Matilda Gallery, Macksville, Dec/Jan 2012; Worth Words, from China to Valla Beach Aug/Sept 2012; Bellingen Art Week 2013

Landscapology, Blue Mountains Visitor Centre Gallery 2013; 

Nexus Pop Up Gallery Bellingen 2013



Since a child I was encouraged to read and have written both poetry and fiction. 

I completed an MA Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, and was awarded the Patricia Hackett Prize for short fiction. I am a recipient of an Emerging Writer Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, as well as a residency at Bundanon, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd's gift to the nation. 

More recently, my novel  The Crushers was selected for the Queensland Writers Centre/ Hachette Publishers 2009 manuscript development program for and another novel (currently in editing) Life at Sea, was forwarded to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year 2012 ahead of 4,000 others. 



Email: bronwyn2rodden@gmail.com