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Lismore Regional Gallery | Riverstones and Ramifications

Image: Brownwyn Bancroft, Falling Through Time (detail) 2015, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 270 cm. Photography by Sharon Hickey.

Now open in Galleries 2 & 3 at the Lismore Regional Gallery is Riverstones and Ramifications, an exhibition by Bronwyn Bancroft.

“The inspiration for this exhibition can be attributed to the life of, and my connection to my Uncle Pat Bancroft, who died at the age of 94 in 2015. His knowledge of the country was phenomenal and it was an absolute joy and privilege to learn from him. He had no time for fools.

As an artist I have dedicated 30 years to exploring and recording my family and their history; and the weaving of my own story into that as a Bundjalung woman, mother and artist. I am in awe of this history. The fact that we have lived in the same spot since colonisation is to be admired.

I have been living in Sydney since 1981 but returned back to our traditional land, at the base of the Bundjalung State Forest at the back of Grafton every year, and recently moved to live in Bundjalung country permanently.”

– Bronwyn Bancroft 2018

For more information about the exhibition visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website at