Bronwyn Blaiklock is a multidisciplinary creative. and creative director of Chisholm St., a performance platform on Wadawurrung country, Ballarat.
Chisholm St was launched in March 2021. It is a space for regional musicians and poets to share their work in an intimate setting, audience and performers up close and personal. Chisholm St is a small venue with a big heart, building community, and sharing the unseen joys of music and spoken word performance. Refer to the links for upcoming Chisholm St performances.
A bit about Bronwyn
A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide), Bronwyn has worked as an artistic director, pianist, arts administrator, poet, writer and editor, adjudicator, academic advisor, and educator for over 20 years. Her 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 Booktown. Her 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 Foundation. She is based in Ballarat.
Other performances/gongs: Bronwyn performed her original 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).
- 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