“I’ve always been knocked out by simplicity. To me it’s got such impact… far more than anything fussy… because you have to get it right. There’s no chance for accidental effects. If you are simple everything has to relate and work.”

Extract from Encyclopedia of Australian Art
Alan and Susan McCulloch 1994

Her flat, carefully designed, small scale paintings (mainly of people) emphasise the silhouette, and are usually either playful or gently satirical. Equally important is her objective to “attain the ultimate in simplicity”, through the play of light on black, white ,brown, grey and other tertiary colours. Her exhibitions from the 1980′s on, were largely with Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne. Her work was represented in Classical Modernism, The George Bell Circle NGV 1992.

VIEW EDUCATION, AWARDS AND SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1955 Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne
1957 Brian Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
1957 Brummels Gallery, Melbourne
1962 Asia Minor, Leveson Street Gallery
1964 Leveson Street Gallery
1965 Nundah Gallery, Canberra
1967 Shapes of Figures, Leveson Street Gallery
1970 20 Small Paintings, Leveson Street Gallery
1976 Paintings 1968-1976, Leveson Street Gallery
1977 Working Drawing and Gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery
1977 Clive Parry Galleries, Melbourne
1979 Year of the Child – gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery
1981 Ideas for Paintings – gouaches, Leveson Street Gallery
1983 Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
1988 The Fun Run, David Ellis Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Tenderness, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide
1992 Recent Paintings, Eastgate Gallery
1992 Represented in Classical Modernism. The George Bell Circle, NGV
1994 Survey Exhibition 1949-1974, Eastgate Gallery
1995 Recent Paintings 1992-1995, Eastgate Gallery
1996 Dorothy Braund – Creative Insights, McClelland Gallery Langwarren
1998 Recent Paintings 1995-1998, Eastgate Gallery
1998 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide
1998 Gregson Flanagan Gallery, Perth
2000 Recent Works, Eastgate Gallery
2002 Recent Paintings, Eastgate Gallery
2004 Selected Gouaches 1955-1989, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Selected Works, Eastgate & Holst Gallery
2007 Recent Works, Eastgate & Holst Gallery
2009 Works from the Studio, Eastgate & Holst Gallery
2011 Gregson Flanagan Fine Art, Perth
2014 Oils & Works on Paper, Eastgate & Holst Gallery

AWARDS

Prizes in competitive exhibitions at Albury 1962, Colac 1964, Bendigo 1966, Muswellbrook 1972.

EDUCATION

1945-1949 National Gallery School, Melbourne
1949 onwards George Bell School, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Albury Regional Art Gallery, LaTrobe University Art Museum, Monash University Museum of Art, Private collections in Australia and abroad.

Dorothy Braund, Bathers, 1975, oil on board, 60x91cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Bathers, 1975, oil on board, 60x91cm $9900
Cramp, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x91cm $9900
Cramp, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x91cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Friends, 1989, oil on Board, 61x91cm $9900
Dorothy Braund, Friends, 1989, oil on Board, 61x91cm $9900
Finish Line, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x90cm
Finish Line, 1987, Oil on Board, 61x90cm
Curved Forms, 1960, Oil on Board, 39x48cm
Curved Forms, 1960, Oil on Board, 39x48cm
Lovers, 1989, Oil on Board, 61x91cm
Lovers, 1989, Oil on Board, 61x91cm
Draped Nude, 1968, Oil on Board, 30x25cm
Draped Nude, 1968, Oil on Board, 30x25cm
Fever, 1987, Oil on Board, 92x92cm
Fever, 1987, Oil on Board, 92x92cm
Chairs Shapes 2, 1966, Oil on Board, 91x121cm
Chairs Shapes 2, 1966, Oil on Board, 91x121cm
Dinghie, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm
Dinghie, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm
Brighton, 1977, Gouache on Paper, 43x56cm
Brighton, 1977, Gouache on Paper, 43x56cm
Dorothy Braund, Beach Couples, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 37 x 50cm $4800
Dorothy Braund, Beach Couples, 1974, Gouache on Paper, 37 x 50cm $4800
Day at the Beach, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Day at the Beach, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Untitled, c1970, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Untitled, c1970, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Families 2, 1989, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Families 2, 1989, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Lovers, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm
Lovers, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x51cm
Lovers, 1989, Gouache on Paper, 38x48cm
Lovers, 1989, Gouache on Paper, 38x48cm
Heatwave, 1980, Gouache on Paper, 41x51cm
Heatwave, 1980, Gouache on Paper, 41x51cm
Man in Hat, 1982, Gouache on Paper, 40x50cm
Man in Hat, 1982, Gouache on Paper, 40x50cm
No2 Beginning, 1986, Oil on Board, 61x91cm
No2 Beginning, 1986, Oil on Board, 61x91cm
Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 40x60cm
Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 40x60cm
Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 60x76cm
Nude, 1969, Oil on Board, 60x76cm
Shapes, 1985, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Shapes, 1985, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Start, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 32x52cm
Start, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 32x52cm
Stripes, 1978, Gouache on Paper, 39x58cm
Stripes, 1978, Gouache on Paper, 39x58cm
Sundowner, 1960, Oil on Board, 40x60cm
Sundowner, 1960, Oil on Board, 40x60cm
Surfer, 1960, Gouache on Paper, 47x34cm
Surfer, 1960, Gouache on Paper, 47x34cm
The Age Reader, 1980, Gouache on Paper, 40x50cm
The Age Reader, 1980, Gouache on Paper, 40x50cm
Waiting, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Waiting, 1986, Gouache on Paper, 38x50cm
Two Nudes, 1969, Oil on Board, 30x40cm
Two Nudes, 1969, Oil on Board, 30x40cm
Dorothy Braund, Untitled, 1980, gouache on Paper, 40x25cm
Dorothy Braund, Untitled, 1980, gouache on Paper, 40x25cm
Dorothy Braund, Figures, 1965,  Oil on Board, 40x30cm $4400
Dorothy Braund, Figures, 1965, Oil on Board, 40x30cm $4400
Dorothy Braund, Villagers, 1965, oil on board, 40 x 30cm, $4400
Dorothy Braund, Villagers, 1965, oil on board, 40 x 30cm, $4400
Village Figures, 1965, Oil on Board, 40x30cm
Village Figures, 1965, Oil on Board, 40x30cm
Untitled, 1991, Oil on Board, 61x92cm
Untitled, 1991, Oil on Board, 61x92cm