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  • Title
    Collection 04: Original artwork for 'Colours of Australia', 2016 / by Bronwyn Bancroft
  • Call number
    PXD 1437
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  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    10 drawings and 16 proof sheets (4 folders) - 70 x 110 cm or smaller - acrylic, archival paper
  • Scope and Content
    10 original illustrations in acrylic paint on archival paper by Bronwyn Bancroft for the children's book 'The Colours of Australia', published in 2016.

    Each sheet is a double page spread as produced in the book. The paintings are a mix of traditional indigenous style, combining traditional elements of dot painting, with bright colours. The illustrations draw inspiration from the rich colours and natural beauty of the landscape, particularly from Bronwyn Bancroft's ancestral country in northern New South Wales. Below each painting is a pasted sheet with brief titles of the story. On some occasions the text does not match those of the published book. The 16 proof sheets contain the text of the story.

    Folder 1/ff. 1-4
    Pages 8 to 15 of book.

    Folder 2/ff. 5-8
    Pages 16 to 23 of book.

    Folder 3/ff. 9-10
    Pages 24 to 27 of book.

    Folder 4
    16 proof sheets of book complete with text.
  • Source
    Purchased from Bronwyn Bancroft, August 2016
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years
    Copyright holder:: Bronwyn Bancroft
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: All commercial use of works by Bronwyn Bancroft should be referred to her nominated copyright collecting agency - VISCOPY.
    Approval for reproduction required:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Bronwyn Bancroft
  • Published Information
    Colours of Australia / by Bronwyn Bancroft. Richmond, Victoria: Little Hare Books, 2016
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Each painting is signed and dated by the artist in lower right corner.
    Pasted in lower right is sticker with brief title.
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