Brenda L Croft

Brenda L Croft is a Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra artist who works closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images. Her works are often biographical and are drawn from her experience of growing up in the suburbs with a white mother and an Aboriginal father who was taken from his family under the government policy that allowed the removal of Aboriginal children.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 06 April 2013 to Sunday 08 September 2013

Brenda L Croft Noel Collett and Shane Phillips, Eveleigh Street, Redfern image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
Contact the publisher.

’By placing myself behind the camera I am taking control of my self-image and images of ourselves. I cannot, do not, take sole responsibility but challenge and attempt to reverse the expected.’

Croft’s works explore issues faced by many Aboriginal people today, including the ongoing effects of the ‘Stolen Generations’, preconceptions of who is actually of Aboriginal heritage and what an Aboriginal person is supposed to look like in contemporary Australian society. Her works serve to present a realistic portrayal of contemporary Aboriginal life – a positive image from an insider’s viewpoint.