- Artist and Illustrator
Bronwyn Bancroft completed a Diploma in Visual Arts at the Canberra School of Arts in 1980, and then moved to Sydney where she became involved with the Aboriginal Medical Service's Fashion Show in 1985. Following the success of the fashion parade, she opened the shop 'Designer Aboriginals' in Rozelle, as an outlet for her own designs and the designs of other Aboriginal artists. In 1990 she moved from retail to wholesale production of fabrics in order to concentrate on painting and design. Her work was exhibited in Paris at the Printemps Fashion Parade in 1987, and also in London at the 1989 Australian Fashion: The Contemporary Art exhibition. In 1989 her paintings were included in nine exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition of paintings was held in Sydney in 1989, and in 1991 she collaborated with Sally Morgan to produce an exhibition of prints at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria.
Sources used to compile this entry: Horton, David (ed.). The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS, Canberra, 1994, p. 90.