Glenda Borchard art


My paintings are occasionally reminiscent of a childhood amongst the picket fences and coastal landscape views of Sydney in the 1970s.

I love to create art that is thought-provoking, engaging, and fascinating.
I am driven by a search for beauty, usually with an expression of fragility.
I aim to tie nostalgia, timelessness and an ‘east meets west’ sensitivity together.
I love the texture and decoration techniques that were learnt from time as a commercial ceramicist and combine them with surrealist narratives and hints of Chinoiserie to express “recent antiquity”.

My paintings are complex, unique, and personal all at the same time.

Through my work, I search for the place where the composition of objects takes the viewer on a journey into the recall of forgotten memories, and into thoughtfulness.

My work has found its way into collections around Australia and internationally.
In the past I have exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions and am still represented in the following galleries:

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
22 Malbon St,
Bungendore NSW 2621

T: +61 2 6238 1682

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street,
Yandina QLD 4561 Australia

T: 0414 687 895

Sunshine Coast Art & Framing
Shop E, 3 Longwood St
Minyama QLD 4575

 T: 07 5444 0009

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Entwined, Nowra Regional Gallery NSW
2008Mirror, Long Gallery – Wollongong University NSW
2006Borchard Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra NSW
2005 – Art for Arts Sake Gallery, Wollongong NSW
2005The Gallery, Gerringong Winery, Gerringong NSW
2005Common Ground, Nowra Regional Gallery NSW
2004Close to Home, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery
2002Time waits for no man, Berry Court House NSW
2001 – Berry Precinct Gallery, Berry NSW
2001 – Silo’s Winery, Jaspers Brush NSW
2001 – Shoalhaven Council, Nowra NSW

Group Exhibitions

Stevens Street Gallery, Yandina, QLD
Galeria Anilea, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Wollongong University, Tuggeranong Art Centre, ACT
Seechange Festival, Jervis Bay, NSW
Dank Street Galleries, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW
Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, ACT


Winner – Shoalhaven Arts Board Award, Shoalhaven City Council 2003
Winner – Institute Award of Academic Achievement in Ceramics, Nowra 1999
Winner – Berry Alexander Collection Aquisition Prize 1999
Finalist – Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2006
Finalist – The Great South Land Art Prize, Oxford Falls Gallery, Sydney 2003
Finalist – Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2001
Honorary mention – Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence 2006
Highly commended – TAFE Award, Outstanding Student, Nowra 1999


2007 – Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, Charles Sturt University
2006 – Creative Arts Degree – Distinction, Wollongong University
2002 – Certificate IV Fine Arts, Nowra TAFE
1999 – Certificate IV Ceramics, Nowra TAFE