Bronwyn Blaiklock

Bronwyn is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, where she received Honours in piano performance. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in German and Psychology.

Bronwyn’s artistic passion is evident in the breadth and depth of her activity in the arts and music education industry over the last 20 years. She has consistently achieved high profile activity in performing arts and professional writing across three states through work as an artistic director, performer, arts administrator, editor, adjudicator and educator. An innovator, Bronwyn frequently initiates collaborative projects with other artists and arts organisations to encourage community engagement with the arts. Recent highlights include performances at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (2011-2013) that explored music and poetry linking to special exhibitions, ‘Modern Australian Masterpieces’ and ‘Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art’.

As the Riverina Conservatorium of Music’s first Head of Keyboard (NSW), Bronwyn led a large and diverse team of piano teachers and concert performers, and fostered some of the RCM’s highest achieving students. Creative projects during this period included the planning and implementation of the Riverina Piano Pedagogy Conference and the establishment of the Pure Poetry project. Established by Bronwyn in 2003, the Pure Poetry project champions cross-discipline collaboration, fusing Australian poetry with composition. Now in its 10th year, the Pure Poetry project commissions and presents new works in a unique performance platform.

An emerging poet, Bronwyn’s writing has been published in numerous Australian magazines and poetry anthologies since 1997, including Page Seventeen, 4W Press, Pendulum, Poetry Monash and Friendly Street. In 2011 she was guest poet at the Newstead Short Story Tattoo, the Words in Winter Festival, and the Castlemaine Poetry Readings. Bronwyn also contributes to statewide literary initiatives through membership on the Board of Writers Victoria.

Some call it being a 'hybrid artist'. I call it having no spare time. And I love it.
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The Pure Poetry Project
Bronwyn Blaiklock

Membership of Organisations

Full Member, Society of Editors (Vic)
Board member, Writers Victoria
Australian Poetry
Ballarat Arts Alive Inc.
Ballarat Writers Inc.