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 Australian | German | Irish | Chinese heritage. Brenda has been involved in the Australian First Nations and broader arts and cultural sectors as an artist, curator, educator and consultant for over three decades.
Brenda has been awarded significant awards, fellowships, grants and residencies throughout her professional practice in the arts/cultural sector. Her work is represented in all major public institutions in Australia and numerous private and public collections within Australia and overseas.
Brenda pays her deep respects & acknowledgements to Ngambri Ngunawal and Ngunnawal Traditional Owners on whose lands (sovereignty never ceded) she lives and works. Brenda is Associate Professor of Indigenous Art History and Curatorship at the Australian National University, and continues with her creative-led research.