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  • Title
    Bronwyn Bancroft aggregated collection of artwork, 1995-2017
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Aggregated collection
  • Date

    1995-2017
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1336666
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Bronwyn Bancroft is a Bandjalang artist of the Djanbun clan, born in Tenterfield. Her father was Aboriginal and her mother was of Scottish and Polish descent. She has illustrated and also authored numerous children’s publications and produces paintings, prints and textile designs. She first rose to widespread prominence in the 1980s and has been involved in advocating indigenous arts and education. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, both in major group and solo shows. Bancroft’s artistic style is contemporary indigenous, and colourful. During a 1994 interview she said: “I was an innovative and experimental enough artist to pursue and define my own Aboriginal imagery from within myself and my experience as an Aboriginal artist and person as opposed to just copying traditional imagery.” Her works have received both nominations and awards, and have been purchased and commissioned for state, corporate and private collections. She has illustrated many books for Australian authors since the 1990s. Of her 2013 autobiographical children's book 'Remembering Lionsville' she states “This book encapsulates the journey in a historical/social context of my Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal family”.

    Reference:
    Design and Art Australia Online
    www.daao.org.au/ Accessed June 3, 2013
  • Scope and Content
    COLLECTION 01: Original artwork for 'Remembering Lionsville', 2012-2013 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Purchased from Bronwyn Bancroft, May 2013

    COLLECTION 02: Original artwork for "The Eagle Inside", 2015 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Purchased from Bronwyn Bancroft, March 2015

    COLLECTION 03: Original artwork for "Kangaroo and Crocodile, my big book of Australian animals", 2011 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Bronwyn Bancroft, September 2011.

    COLLECTION 04: Original artwork for 'Colours of Australia', 2016 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Purchased from Bronwyn Bancroft, August 2016

    COLLECTION 05: Original artwork for 'Shapes of Australia', November 2016 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Purchased from Bronwyn Bancroft, November 2017

    COLLECTION 06: Original artwork of Children's book illustrations, 1995-2008 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Bronwyn Bancroft, May 2018.

    COLLECTION 07: Original artworks for children's book 'Malu Kangaroo', 2007 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Kaye Bellear, March 2017
  • System of arrangement
    This aggregated collection comprises 5 collections. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each collection from this record.
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