Findlay uses intense, bold
colours and vigorous painting techniques to elevate the decorative and the
ordinary into her work. Challenging conventional readings, her work explores
issues of transience through irony, sentimentality and embellishment by
transforming the ordinary. Yet her paintings are always about the process of
painting itself, constantly drawing attention to the paint as a physical matter
independent of the subject depicted.
2017 EARTH FABRIC: A group show including Cheryl Gage; Bronwen Findlay; Rosemary Joynt and Laurel Holmes
2008 TURN AGAIN: Exhibition of
paintings and prints held at the Tamasa Gallery, Durban Exhibition of monotypes
and paintings FLOATING AND FALLING at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
2007 Exibition of prints LUCKY
BEANS AND LACE CURTAIN at Artist Proof Studio, Newtown, Johannesburg.
2006 "EVERY PICTURE TELLS
A STORY" Exhibition of paintings and prints held at the Substation,
University of Witwatersrand and KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts, Durban.
"ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING" Exhibition held at the Standard Bank Gallery,
2005 Exhibition of prints at
the David Krut print workshop.
"A BLANKET STORY" Exhibition at 'TOKARA', Stellenbosch, curated by
2002 “FLOORS AND FLOWERS” Solo
exhibition held at the Tamasa Gallery, Durban
Nominated for FNB Vita Awards Prize. Exhibition held at Goodman Gallery,
Johannesburg. Work then shown at Potchefstroom Art Festival
2001 Curated and co-ordinated
exhibition "PAINTING, PRINTING, STITCHING – The work of Bronwen Findlay,
Daina Mabunda, Faiza Galdhari"
The exhibition was held at the N.S.A Gallery in Durban after which it was shown
at the Grahamstown Arts Festival and then at the Standard Bank Gallery in
Johannesburg. The Johannesburg show included new work and was renamed
1998 "BRINGING UP BABY –
Artists survey the reproductive body" Exhibition curated by Terry Kurgan.
The exhibition was held at the Castle in Cape Town, at the Grahamstown Standard
Bank Arts Festival and at the Wits Art Galleries.
'30 S X 31E'
Four Durban Artists: Bronwen Findlay, Jeremy Wafer, Aidan Walsh, David Haigh.
Lipschitz Gallery, Cape Town.
Solo Exhibition. The 1999 South African Women’s Arts Festival. Sponsored by the
Playhouse Company and Transnet
1997 Exhibition with Jeremy
Wafer at the Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.
Solo exhibition at the Walsh Marais Gallery, Durban.
1996 Solo exhibition at the
Elizabeth Gallery, Durban.
Contemporary art from the Republic of South Africa" - A touring exhibition
presented by Bath Festivals Trust Contemporary Art programme in association
1994 M.A exhibition held at
the Jack Heath Gallery, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
1989 Solo exhibition at the
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban.
1987 Exhibition with Aidan
Walsh, Gallery International, Cape Town.
Exhibition with Jeremy Wafer, Clive van den Berg, Andries Botha, Bonnie
Ntshalinshali and Fee Halstead at the NSA Gallery, Durban.
1986 Exhibition with Jeremy Wafer
and Virginia Mackenny at the NSA Gallery, Durban.
Solo exhibition at Café Geneve, Durban
1985 Exhibition with Andrew
Verster and Clive van den Berg at the Association of Arts, Pretoria.
1983 Solo exhibition at the
Natal Society of Arts, Durban.