Artist Statement 2021

I am a British born, Sydney-based artist & environmentalist.  I believe art can reconnect us to our natural world & built environments, as well as to ourselves, our health & each other.  I work across media, from photography & sculpture to installation & performance, exploring ecological, social & personal issues relating to loss, death, extinction & our collective future.  My work has been exhibited both locally & overseas, & in several online publications.  I have been selected as a finalist for various awards, including the Australian Photography Awards.  In 2020 I stepped down from my 5 year tenure co-managing Instagramers Sydney (@igerssydney on Instagram) & Instagramers Australia (@igersaustraliaofficial). I am now Communications Officer at Head On Foundation, & a member of the environmental artist’s collective the Tree Veneration Society. It is my belief that art can create a strong sense of place, connect people to the environment, & contribute to a wider sense of community wellbeing.


You can find me on Instagram @paulabroom & @theoriginalmiss, or on my website https://wordpress.environmeanttobe.com.au