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Bancroft named inaugural SLNSW Aboriginal Creative fellow

Bundjalung writer and artist Bronwyn Bancroft is the inaugural recipient of Create NSW’s State Library of NSW (SLNSW) NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship, worth $30,000.

The fellowship supports a First Nations artist to undertake a creative research project engaging with the subjects and materials of the library’s collection. Bancroft will create a new cultural work for both researchers and the general public.

SLNSW Indigenous engagement manager Damien Webb said Bancroft will work with library staff ‘to access and transform collection material into a new body of work, which highlights Bundjalung stories, histories and culture’.

‘The Country Cries for Truth—My love of family and Country drives my passion to record and to document the takeover of our Country viewed through my lens as a Mother, Bundjalung Artist and Writer,’ said Bancroft. ‘The awarding of this fellowship is an absolute honour and I am humbled to be the recipient.’

Bancroft has been the illustrator or writer of more than 40 children’s books and has exhibited nationally and internationally for over three decades.


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