Born in Sydney moved to Singapore in 1970s.
Education: Diploma, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, B. Ed (ART) from COFA; Gd. Dip. (Adult Ed.) From UTS; MA (Environmental Design) from Canberra University, gain a PhD in Arts Education from Educational Studies, Macquarie University in 2015.
Bronwen is the Director of Moku Expressionist Arts Australia and majors in visual arts practices particularly working with water-based mediums and Moku-chi (ink-splash) techniques. She studied rock art frescoes in Australia and Hawaii; designed opera sets for Australian Opera House and Canberra Theatre. She presented several ‘creativity’ workshops around the world particularly, in conjunction with Art In Society International Conferences and INSEA (2009- 2021).
Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen is a Creative Arts Educator working in primary and early childhood education at Macquarie University’s School of Education.
She specialises in ‘Arts-based Play’ and Walking theory at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Frameworks in Australian education.
Maria Regina Catholic School- STEAM/Arts teacher (2019-2021);
Macquarie University, Lecturer in STEAM; Creative Arts Practices (2011-2021);
Sydney Community College- Chinese Brush Painting (2015-2021);
Waverley Woollarah Art School – Contemporary Chinese painting (2019-2020);
ArtEst- Contemporary Chinese Painting and STEAM education (2018-2020);
Visual Arts Educator at the Workshop Art Centre, Willoughby (1986-2019);
Teaching at the WAC drawing & watercolour painting from 1986-2018. Specialising in Moku contemporary Chinese Watercolours.
She represented Australia in Taiwan as Artist-in-Residence on two occasions in 2003, 2005. Bronwen has been a Board Member of the Workshop Arts Centre (President 2005/06, Hon Sec. 2007-09 and Director). https://www.steamaheadaustralia.com/ https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/bronwen-wade-leeuwen
Earth Day, Venture Café, 22 April, 2021;
Queens Street Woollarah Art Exhibition, 2019; Hunters Hill Art Show 2010-2019- Highly recommended in Watercolour Section;
Workshop Art Centre – Teachers and Student Shows- 2018-2019;
Out of the Shadows Exhibition, November 2016;
Published book on Fostering Creativity in Teachers, Vancouver and LA July 2016;
Workshop Art Centre-2010- Curated ‘Bowme’ Art Exhibition, Bringing 12 Indigenous art into the suburbs with student workshops 2010-2012;
Regularly exhibiting at Balmain Watch House since 1986-1998; Hunters Hill Art Show, Tap Gallery, Sydney as well as exhibitions and commissions overseas in China, Hawaii, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and UK.