Bronwyn Wright - Biography 2004
Bronwyn Wright is an artist-photographer who has a long association with The Swamp on the edge of Darwin. She has embraced digital photography, new technologies and digital printing with great gusto/energy.
She recently exhibited images from the Nickelodeon series in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in 2004 and her Kid's Kulture Combo images plus three videos were exhibited as part of the Suburban Edge exhibition at The Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney the same year. In the exhibition Vanitas in May 2004 at the Charles Darwin University Gallery, not only are the rusted cars weathering in the Swamp but the images are also breaking down. In 2003 Bronwyn won first prize in the ENERGEX Arbour Contemporary Art Prize with a large photo depicting Family. She won $20,000 which she used to pay off credit card debts incurred by her photography habit and her passion for image making.
She is currently exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Bronwyn has exhibited regularly in Darwin including Site Engagement - Contemporary Territory 2001-2002 at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Swamp Dynamics a solo exhibition at 24HR Art Contemporary Arts Space 2001; Don't Cry East Timor at Framed Gallery in Darwin and many group shows at 24 Hr Art and the Darwin Visual Arts Association over eleven years.
Bronwyn is a graduate with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from Charles Darwin University and is currently studying for her Master of Fine arts as an external student with Monash University, Melbourne. She has lived in the Northern Territory for twenty years and is currently lecturer and course coordinator in Graphic Design in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities at Charles Darwin University.
Dr Sylvia Kleinert
Associate professor of Australian Indigenous Art
Charles Darwin Unuversity