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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Brenda L. Croft

ACU’s latest publication ACU Art Collection: Contemporary Visions focuses on modern and contemporary works from the collection ACU Art Collection. Contemporary Visions features artworks by Angela Brennan, Fiona Foley, Euan Heng and Sangeeta Sandrasegar.

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TELSTRA NATSIAA WINNER Brenda L. Croft

Congratulations Brenda L. Croft, winner of the Telstra Work on Paper Award at the 2023 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art award (NATSIAA). The Telstra NATSIAA is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art award. The Award showcases the very best contemporary art from around the country, from emerging and established artists. The 2023 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards exhibition features Croft’s work (above), at Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory until February 2024. Read more about the finalists in The Guardian here and The Sydney Morning Herald here. View the virtual exhibition here. In addition, Brenda L. Croft’s portrait, taken with the assistance of Prue Hazelgrove, blood/memory: Brenda & Christopher (Gurindji/Malngnin/Mudburra; Mara/ Nandi/Njarrindjerri/Ritharrngu), which has been shortlisted for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 is showing as part of the finalists’ exhibition at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra until 1 October. Read more about the portrait here. National Photographic Portrait Prize

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Artist Spotlight: Brenda L. Croft

Brenda L. Croft has received attention from a number of journalists and publications for her exhibition and projections Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me) and Dyin Nura (Women’s Place), which featured in Sydney Festival last month. Croft featured in several articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as on SBS World News, NITV, in The Age, Koori Mail, Indesign Live, Habitus Living, The Art Guide, Art Almanac and National Indigenous Times. In addition, a ten minute interview with Croft aired on 2ser, and Art Collector published an extensive article in their latest issue, which includes an interview with Croft, about her career and her Sydney Festival projects. Pick up a copy of Art Collector here. Following this, Sydney’s largest biennial survey of contemporary Australian Art, The National 4 will feature work by Brenda L. Croft. The biennial will be held across four sites: Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks, MCA Australia and Campbelltown Art Centre and will include 53 artists and collectives In addition, Brenda L. Croft’s work is now showing

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Artist Spotlight: Brenda L. Croft

Brenda L. Croft has a number of upcoming projects including an exhibition and projection project with Sydney Festival in January 2023. In Dyin Nura (Women’s Place), commanding portraits by Croft will be projected across Old Government House, Parramatta. Supported by Lendlease, evenings of music and performance will feature from the 19-22 January. In addition, Croft’s exhibition Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me), will feature on the headland at Barangaroo from 5-29 January and at The National 4, at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Read more about Sydney Festival in Broadsheet and Australian Arts Review. In addition, Brenda L. Croft’s work also features in the 20th-Century galleries Rehang exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales and the nationally touring exhibition Still in my mind: Gurindji location is currently on at The Drill Hall Gallery, ANU. A range of public programs will be held at The Drill Hall Gallery from the 13-14 December 2022. Details can be found here. Brenda

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Know My Name: The Book

An impressive publication to accompany the National Gallery of Australia’s Know my name exhibition, part of a continuing gender equality initiative is now available. Know my name features Angelina Pwerle, Brenda L. Croft, Fiona Foley, Helen Maudsley, Pat Larter & Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

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Know My Name at National Gallery of Australia

Know My Name, The National Gallery of Australia’s gender equity initiative is now on. Niagara Galleries wholeheartedly supports this initiative, which aims to enhance the understanding of women artist’s contribution to Australia’s cultural life and includes work by Brenda L. Croft, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Pat Larter, Helen Maudsley, Lena Nyadbi and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. ⁠⠀

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Brenda L. Croft: Still in my mind

Still in My Mind. Gurindji location, experience and visuality – an exhibition curated by Brenda L. Croft – is on display at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery throughout February

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