Bundjalung woman Bronwyn Bancroft is a founding member of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.
Bancroft started work as a fashion designer and in 1985 established a shop called Designer Aboriginals, selling fabrics made by Aboriginal artists including herself, before branching out into other areas of artistic practice. She has also been an arts administrator.
The drive behind my work is totally to see Aboriginal people accepted for their creative ability and to be accepted for their business initiatives and to see autonomy for Aboriginal people in the division of finance and small businesses.
Excerpt from Boomalli: Five Koori Artists, 1988 – Film Australia Collection.