Di Broomhall - Contemplative Painter

Di Broomhall studied at the National Art School in Sydney, Canberra School of Art, Charles Sturt University and the Kathmandu Thanka School of Painting in Nepal. She has been a practicing artist and art educator for over thirty years and currently works from a studio at Canberra’s M16 Artspace. 

Since completing a Master of Arts Visual from CSU in 2001, she has worked with archetypes and traditional forms and motifs common in Buddhist, Sufi, Christian and pagan contexts. Travel to Morocco, England and Italy in 2011 resulted in a further refinement of the idea of the archetype. 

For Di the distillation of colour and light, which suffuse both the landscape and man made spaces, is the starting point where sensory engagement with the elements evokes a state of dynamic stillness. 

She began her studies in light, surface, the ephemeral and the spirit of things as a ceramic artist. The development and use of dry glazes, the pursuit of elusive atmospheric lustre firings, the study and appreciation of the beauty and meaning of Sufi and Islamic design all inform her development as a painter of colour and light. 

Qualifications

2001

Master of Visual Arts (with Distintion)

Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

1982

Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics)

Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

1968

Diploma of Art Education

East Sydney Technical College, Sydney, NSW

Professional Arts Practise 1983 - 2019

1983 - 1989

Established and coordinated ANU Arts Centre Vocational Ceramics School under the auspice of the Vice Chancellor

1987 -2010

Head of Visual Arts Department, Marist College Canberra. ACT

2011

Travel in Europe March through to September in 2011 undertaking research for painting practice. 

SelectedExhibitions   

2005 -2019

2005 

2013

2014

2015

2016

Members Show M16 Artspace, ACT

Capital Art Patrons Organisation, Donated work by invitation

Irresistible Improvised Chords, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

Haptic Gaze, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT  

Silhouette, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Members Show M16 Artspace, ACT

Capital Art Patrons Organisation, Donated work by invitation

Peculiar Library, ANCA Gallery, ACT

Welcoming the Light, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

Members Show, M16 Artspace, ACT

Wrap, M16 Artspace, ACT

Capital Art Patrons Organisation, Donated work by invitation

2017

2018

About the Park, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

 Members Show, M16 Artspace, ACT

Capital Art Patrons Organisation, Donated work by invitation

A Flock of Laughing Dragons, Chutespace ACT

Members Show, M16 Artspace 

Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Donated work by invitation.

2019

Members Show M16 Artspace ACT

Restoring the Balance   M16 Artspace ACT

Capital Arts Patrons Organisation. Donated work by Invitation​

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