Two Generations of Boomalli: Bronwyn and Rubyrose Bancroft
In 1987 ten artists founded a cooperative in Sydney, Australia, demonstrating that Aboriginal art could be both urban and contemporary. They named the group Boomalli, which means ‘to strike’ or ‘make a mark’ in at least three Aboriginal languages. Many of the artists have gone on to have highly successful careers in the contemporary art world. One in particular – Bronwyn Bancroft – has only grown in her success as an artist and a children’s book illustrator, and has also been a key force in ensuring Boomalli lives on for future generations. Now, more than thirty years later, Boomalli is still a thriving art cooperative, supporting and making space for younger generations of Indigenous artists. In this webinar, Bancroft will reflect on her career and will discuss Boomalli’s current role in the urban Indigenous art world with her daughter Rubyrose Bancroft, also a Boomalli member. This webinar aligns with the exhibition Boomalli Prints and Paper: Making Space as an Art Collective, currently on view at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia through June 19, 2022.
This program is happening once. Check the time zones below to see when it’s happening for you:
- Eastern Daylight Time: Thursday, April 7, 7:00 pm
- Australian Eastern Standard Time: Friday, April 8, 9:00 am