Bronwynne Cornish

Bronwynne Cornish has become one of New Zealand's best known makers of sculptural ceramics over a career which spans some 40 years.  Her work is exhibited throughout the country, where she has had major shows in all the main museums and galleries, including a particularly enduring relationship with the Auckland Art Gallery. 

Since beginning to work with clay in 1968, she has developed a practice which is largely sculptural, including many installations and large works.  Her central themes reflect a strong interest in place, ritual and mythology. 

Travels  to expand and maintain her awareness of the global context, and exposure to international practice have included attendance at a sculptural symposium in Toronto, research and development in Europe and London, as well as a Creative New Zealand-supported period in India in 2008.

Bronwynne's exhibition history includes solo shows in almost every year since 1970, and she is the winner of several awards and prizes.

Her work is in major public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad including The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, The NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, The Wallace Collection, Auckland, and the Kobayashi Collection, Tokyo.

For more information about Bronwynne, please contact us at the gallery