Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist.
Bronwyn started creating from the age of 7, growing up in Tenterfield in Northern NSW. Her professional career as an artist began following her graduation from the Canberra School of Arts in 1980.
Bronwyn’s career has included both national and international exhibitions. Her work has been acquired by all major Australian galleries, state libraries and private collections.
Bronwyn’s contribution to Indigenous children’s literature has been immense and has included the publication of 43 books.
Bronwyn is a Founding Member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative (est. 1987) and has been the Co-operative’s volunteer senior strategist since 2009. Bronwyn also offers her extensive expertise as a Board member/Director of Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Australian Society of Authors, and the Commonwealth Bank Indigenous Advisory Council.
Bronwyn has a Diploma of Visual Arts from Canberra School of Art , 2 Masters degrees (Studio Practice and Visual Art) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sydney.
Bronwyn received the University of Sydney’s Alison Bush Graduate Medal for her contribution to the Indigenous Community and is the recipient of the inaugural NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship at the State Library of New South Wales.