Bronwyn Blaiklock

Bronwyn Blaiklock is a multidisciplinary creative. A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide), she has worked as an artistic director, pianist, arts administrator, poet, writer and editor, adjudicator, and educator for over 20 yearsHer poetry has appeared in numerous Australian magazines and anthologies and has featured at literary events such as the Overload Poetry Festival (Melbourne), the Short Story Tattoo, and Clunes BooktownHer first poetry collection, Etching my Initials, was published in 2016 by Melbourne Poets Union. Poet Emilie Zoe Baker called her writing ‘quiet & potent’ with a style that ‘tiptoes into your mind like a reverse thief that leaves little treasure parcels in the imagination’. 

Bronwyn has contributed to state-wide literary initiatives as a board member of Writers Victoria (2010-2014), and she is currently on the Board of the Ballarat Arts FoundationShe is based in Ballarat. 

Publications/gongs: Launched Chisholm St in March 2021, a performance space for regional musicians and poets; Performed poetry in the 2020 Be_Hear / Now festival in Ballarat; 2016 Shortlisted for a Varuna Fellowship (poetry collection in draft, Chasing Grace; ‘Well-insulated’ published in Grieve anthology. Hunter Writers Centre (NSW); 2013 ‘Riji’ published in Traditions Found, Art Gallery of Ballarat/National Gallery of Victoria exhibition ‘Living Traditions: The Art of Belief’2012 ‘Trophies of Strangeness’ published in Flora Captured, Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition, ‘Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art’2012 ‘You Folded’ published in Poetry Monash 84. (ed. Lorraine McGuigan); 2011 ‘Renovator’s Dream’ published in Poetry Monash 83. (ed. Lorraine McGuigan). 

Qualifications 

  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary), University of Ballarat
  • Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and German), University of Adelaide 
A pianist, poet and reformed perfectionist.