Brenda L Croft In My Mother's Garden (series 48 photographs) 1998. Ink jet print on archival paper, 29.5 x 42 cm (each). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased partially through the Mapplethorpe Photography Trust Fund, 1999.
Brenda L Croft is from the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra peoples from the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Anglo-Australian/German/Irish/Chinese heritage. She has been involved in the Indigenous and broader contemporary arts and cultural sectors for three decades as an artist, arts administrator, curator, academic and consultant.
Croft’s artistic practice encompasses critical performative Indigenous auto-ethnography, representation and cultural identity, creative narratives, installation, multi-media and multi-platform work, often drawn from personal and public archives and memory. Croft’s work is represented in major state, territory and federal public collections in Australia, international public collections and many private collections. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions.