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Brenda Croft: Recipient of the National Indigenous Arts Awards

Image courtesy of Carly Earl for The Daily Telegraph

Brenda Croft: Recipient of the National Indigenous Arts Awards

Experimental Arts has received the prestigious National Indigenous Arts award. The winner of one of only two Fellowships, worth $90,000 over two years will create a major visual art project Solid/shifting ground.

Experimental, multi-media and collaborative, Solid/Shifting ground builds on Croft’s ARC research and extends her PhD work. Croft will use collected audio, film, stills and personal memories associated with the journeys of her father and his contemporaries from the Stolen Generations.

Croft explains “ these walking/mapping/memory-scapes are being created through performative, embodied sound/visual time/space representations.”  

A member of the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra people on her father’s side with Anglo-Australian/Irish/German heritage from her mother, Croft hopes “to write (her) father’s story for his grandchildren, so they know who they are as contemporary Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra and Anglo-Australian young people who are following in the footsteps of those who fought for equal rights for all of (them).”

Further information about her project can be found in The Daily Telegraph and UNSW Newsroom

Posted:

3 Jun 2015