tamborine mountain arts collective

Bronwyn Davies

Painter / Cultural worker
  » Fontana Studio

Bronwyn Davies is a full time mixed media artist and former arts administrator who has lived and been active in the community on Tamborine Mountain for over 30 years.

Recently returned from south west France, Bronwyn continues her explorations on the power of nature. “I am fascinated by the life of trees- who has sat under their shade, eaten their fruit, what connections do we share?” Working with natural pigments, inks and paints Bronwyn creates small and large scale works celebrating our environment

Bronwyn’s work is thoughtful, layered, detailed and connected to things that matter.

Bronwyn has been described as; the Lorax of Now, a powerful earth mother, an all-rounded unique and environmentally considered artist who is community driven, just and creative.

As an artist she works in charcoal, acrylic, oils, 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 has recently returned from a stint in the Tarkine forests of Tasmania as part of the Bob Brown Foundations Art for takayna part funded by Scenic Rim Regional Council RADF.

Recent exhibitions

  • Drawn from the forest  2022
  • In consideration of trees 2021
  • Breath Heart Soul 2020

She received her Masters in Contemporary Arts from the University of Tasmania and worked for 16 years for the Scenic Rim Regional Council as the Coordinator of Cultural Services.

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 produced 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 and Arts Ablaze Queensland Regional Arts Conference.

Tmac acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands we operate on, the Wanggerriburras people and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.