Brenda L Croft

Dr Brenda L Croft is a member of
the Gurindji/Mutpurra nations from
Kalkaringi/Daguragu community in the
Northern Territory. Since 1985 she has
worked as an artist, arts administrator,
curator, lecturer and writer. In 2009 she
was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in
Visual Arts from the University of Sydney.
Formerly Senior Curator of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Art at the
National Gallery of Australia and Curator
of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery
of Western Australia, she is currently
Lecturer in Indigenous Art, Culture and
Design at the University of South Australia.
She is curating an international project for
the Adelaide Film Festival for 2011.


How did Aborigines invent the idea of contemporary art?
Brenda L Croft, artist, curator and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW, reviews and finds gaps in the big pink book put together over many years by Ian McLean that collects iconic bits of writing about Aboriginal art and knits them together.
Indigenous: Indignation
Self-Abrasion of our Nations
Curator and artist Brenda Croft gets experiential in telling about Australia Day, her latest exhibition Stop (the) gap and what is shared by indigenous people around the globe.
Indigenous: Beauty & Terror
Gordon Hookey : Flash Gordon’s message - language is a virus - the King's English (not)
Curator, artist and South Australian School of Art lecturer Brenda L. Croft gives the lowdown on Gordon Hookey's really rude and loud art that uses language and Australian animals to put the boot into racism and lend a voice to the silenced.
Blak on Blak
Labelled - Buyer Be Aware
The introduction of a Label of Authenticity has some problems for contemporary urban Aboriginal artists who feel once again that they are being asked to confirm their status. Another issue is that any indigenous person can apply for the Label regardless of the integrity of their art practice. Is the Label too blunt an instrument to be useful to most artists?
Reconciliation: Indigenous art for the 21st Century
Pacific Arts Association Symposium
Conference review Pacific Arts Association 5th International Symposium University of South Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait and Pacific Islander Visual Arts Week - Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Centre Adelaide 12 -17 April 1993
Dimensions: Sculpture in Australia
Looks at the artist's co-operative Boomalli located in Sydney NSW.
Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art
Postcard from Sydney
Looks at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Sydney NSW and the role it plays in supporting and marketing indigenous art.
Sydney: The Big Shift
Cementa Unley Museum NAVA Country Arts SA