Event held on October 09

Bronwyn Bancroft - Riverstones and Ramifications

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Daily, until 5/12/2021

About

This exhibition by Bronwyn Bancroft celebrates the life and deep connection between Bronwyn and Uncle Pat Bancroft, who died at the age of 94 in 2015. Uncle Pat was her mentor, who shared his knowledge of Country with Bronwyn and bequeathed his collection of stones, which includes axes, pocketknives, flints, crystals and calcite samples. Some of these stones are thousands of years old and are part of Bronwyn's family's legacy. As an artist, Bronwyn had dedicated her life to exploring and recording her family and their history, while weaving her own story as a Bundjalung woman, mother and artist into this history. She is in awe of her family history, and the fact that her family has lived in the same spot since colonisation is to be admired. She has a powerful urge to document this enduring link that speaks to the tenacity of her family.