Riverstones and Ramifications: Bronwyn Bancroft

This exhibition celebrates the deep connection between the artist and her Uncle Pat Bancroft.

Bronwyn Bancroft exhibition

Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist, who has been exhibiting both Nationally and Internationally for over three decades. 

This exhibition celebrates the life and deep connection between Bronwyn and Uncle Pat Bancroft, who died at the age of 94 in 2015. Uncle Pat was her mentor, who shared his knowledge of country with Bronwyn and bequeathed his collection of stones to her, which includes axes, pocketknives, flints, crystals and calcite samples. Some of these stones are thousands of years old and are part of Bronwyn’s family’s legacy. 
 
As an artist Bronwyn has dedicated her life to exploring and recording her family and their history, while weaving into this history her own story as a Bundjalung woman, mother, and artist. Bronwyn is in awe of her family history, and the fact that her family has lived in the same spot since colonisation is to be admired, and she has a powerful urge to document this enduring link that speaks to the tenacity of her family.

On view from Saturday 30 April to Sunday 3 July 2022.

Image credits:
Top: Bronwyn Bancroft, Falling through time 2015 - 22, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 270 cm, (detail). Courtesy of the artist.
Homepage square: Bronwyn Bancroft, From the hands of my ancestors #4 (series of 8) 2015, acrylic on archival canson paper, 127 x 92 cm, (detail). Courtesy of the artist.
Slider: Top: Bronwyn Bancroft, Falling through time 2015 - 22, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 270 cm, (detail). Courtesy of the artist.

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