Brenda L Croft

“Croft uses words and objects in ways that express her particular emotional investment in her subject-matter but also in ways that draw the most powerful expressive charge out of the most seemingly ordinary object” Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, 2018

Brenda L Croft’s artistic practice encompasses critical performative Indigenous auto-ethnography, representation and cultural identity, creative narratives, installation, multi-media and multi-platform work, often drawn from personal and public archives and memory.

Brenda L. Croft is from the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra peoples from the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Ango-Australian/German/Irish/Chinese heritage. Croft has been exhibiting and has been involved in Indigenous and broader arts and cultural sectors as an arts administrator, curator, academic and consultant for over thirty years.

Her work is represented in numerous public collections including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; as well as a number of university art collections, international public collections and private collections.

Croft has been awarded a number of awards and grants including: ACT Arts Resident, Canberra Glassworks (2017); Artistic Associate Fellowship (Photography), LendLease for Barangaroo Authority (2016/2017); Sea of Hands, ANTaR at Barangaroo, Headland, Sydney, (2016); National Indigenous Art Award Fellowship, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts (2015); Berndt Foundation Postgraduate Award (2015); and Visual Artist of the Year, Deadlys National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards (2013).

Brenda is based in Canberra, where she is Associate Professor of Indigenous Art History and Curatorship at the Australian National University, and also working as an artist and researcher.

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Brenda L. Croft, Social distance classifications (difference), 2005, Giclée print on hahnemühle paper, edition 1 of 10, 84 x 112cm, 9243

Social distance classifications (difference), 2005
Giclée print on hahnemühle paper
edition 1 of 10
84 x 112cm

Selected Stock

Brenda L. Croft
Jinparrak #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5, 2015
etching on archival paper
7 of 25
35.5 x 29.5cm each

Brenda L Croft
Half blood, 2016
pigment print
110 x 87.5cm

Brenda L Croft
quadroon, 2016
pigment print
1 of 5
110 x 88.5cm

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