Bronwen
Findlay

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.

Exhibitions

 

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, Johannesburg.

 

2005                    Exhibition of prints at the David Krut print workshop.
"A BLANKET STORY" Exhibition at 'TOKARA', Stellenbosch, curated by Julia Meintjes.

 

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 "THREADS".

 

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.

 

1995                       "TRANSITIONS: Contemporary art from the Republic of South Africa" - A touring exhibition presented by Bath Festivals Trust Contemporary Art programme in association with O.V.A.

 

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.

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