Artist talks: Brenda L Croft
Artists including Brenda L Croft discuss the exhibition
Image: Brenda L Croft Strange fruit 1994 (detail), cibachrome photograph, 168.7 × 117.8cm frame; 152 × 101cm sight, © Brenda L Croft. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Tjanara Talbot is a Wiradjuri artist and educator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts. As a child Tjanara was the subject of a photograph in The big deal is Black (1993), a series of photographs by Brenda L Croft of Aboriginal women and their families taken at their homes. She appeared with her mother Jody Chester, who also appears in Croft’s series Strange fruit (1994). Tonight Tjanara considers the influence that Croft has had on her own art-making practice.
Wednesday 8 May 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Brenda L Croft
Brenda L Croft is a Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra artist, curator and academic and a founding member of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative. She has held many solo shows and been represented in numerous major national and international exhibitions. Croft’s works are often biographical and explore her experience of growing up in the suburbs of Perth with an Aboriginal father and non-Aboriginal mother. Tonight Brenda will reflect on her art-making practice and discuss the importance of working closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images.
Wednesday 22 May 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Nicole Foreshew is a Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist who works across a range of media including photomedia, design, sculpture and film. Nicole’s work has been included in exhibitions such as Maamungun: compatriots (India 2012) and Place of sense (Blacktown 2012) and was recently exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Nicole has published widely and was co-curator of Menagerie: contemporary indigenous sculpture, an Object Gallery and Australian Museum exhibition that toured nationally 2009-2012. Tonight Nicole will discuss the themes of engagement with family and the everyday in Brenda L Croft’s works and will consider Croft’s influence on a new generation of Indigenous artists.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 5:30pm – 6pm