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Bronwyn Maree Bancroft


Born in Tenterfield, northern New South Wales, Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation.

Utilising many mediums, Bronwyn's artistic practice extends from public artworks to children's book illustrations. She is represented in many collections both in Australia and overseas, including: the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australian, Australian Museum, Artbank, Newark Museum, The Kelton Foundation, Westpac USA, and the Volkerkunde Museum. Her work is also held in the private collections of the Prime Minister of Turkey, and the Governor of Tokyo. Bronwyn has exhibited extensively around the world.

As a founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, over the past twenty years Bronwyn has served as its Chair, Director and Treasurer. At the same time she has been heavily involved in the protection of artist rights, representing artists on the Viscopy Board and as Chair and Board member for the National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association (NIAAA 1993-1998), Chair of the Visual Arts Committee, NSW Ministry of the Arts (1996), and Council Member of the National Gallery of Australia (1992-1997). Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Tranby Aboriginal College, Visual Arts Copyright Collection Agency (Viscopy) and Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), and the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

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 Western Sydney.