Patterns of Australia represents a series of Australian landscapes and habitats in “patterns”, as seen through the eyes of acclaimed indigenous artist Bronwyn Bancroft.
Each landscape contains animals, birds, plants and flowers particular to that landscape hidden within it, accompanied by text evoking the place and listing the things to find. The book is designed to give children—and adults—an opportunity to see the Australian environment in a new way, as they discover that there is so much more to see around us if we only look!
About the Author
Bronwyn Bancroft is a Djanbun clan member of the Bundjalung Nation. In a career spanning over three decades, Bronwyn has participated in hundreds of exhibitions, both solo and group, within Australia and overseas. Bronwyn has worked as a volunteer at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative for the last 7 years as curator/business planner and senior strategist. Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Commonwealth Bank RAP Committee and Copyright Agency.
Brownyn has a Diploma of Visual Arts; two Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, one in Studio Practice and the other in Visual Art; and she is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney.