has been painting for over 30 years. She has a diverse Artistic practice including public art commissions and imagery design for private commission. Bronwyn illustrated her first children’s book, The Fat and Juicy Place in 1992. Since then, Bronwyn has authored and illustrated 30 children’s books. Bronwyn creates unique paintings, which continue to be exhibited nationally and internationally.
Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Copyright Agency, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Bronwyn is constantly involved in activism for New South Wales Aboriginal Artists, particularly in her voluntary role at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.
Bronwyn has a Master of Studio Practice and a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney.
All essays by Bronwyn Bancroft
Being an Aboriginal Artist is not a Lifestyle Choice
‘It is hard to imagine a life lived if you have not lived it. From the very first time that I could discern shade from light, line from tone, I have been in love with art and the creation of that art. I am here today because I am a creative creature, a creator if you will. But it is a long way from where I began.’ Bronwyn Bancroft on being an Aboriginal Artist.