'Evenings at the Archives': Brenda L Croft, 'Cultural Archaeology: First Nations historicity, historiography and the Archives’

Tuesday 2 August | 5.30 to 6.30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Tuesday, 2 August, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Archives Centre, Millner
  • Cost
Picture of middle aged woman standing in front of four bright images behind her.

Join us at the Archives Centre in Millner on Tuesday 2 August 2022 at 5.30pm for Brenda L. Croft’s 'Evenings at the Archives' talk: ‘Cultural Archaeology: First Nations historicity, historiography and the Archives’.

Brenda’s presentation will focus on the role of archives – personal, state, territory and federal – in First Nations creative-led research. The focus will be on specific examples from her creative-led doctoral research project, comprising her thesis Kurrwa (stone axe) to Kartak (tin cup, pannikin): hand-made/held-ground and the collaborative exhibition with her patrilineal community: Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality. This project is grounded in critical First Nations performative collaborative autoethnography, in ongoing close consultation with her patrilineal family and community members. 

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Brenda L Croft is from the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra peoples from the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Anglo-Australian/ Chinese/German/Irish/ heritage. Since the mid-1980s, she has been a key participant in the Australian First Nations and broader contemporary arts and cultural sectors as a multi-disciplinary creative practitioner - artist, arts administrator, consultant, curator, educator and researcher.

Image: 'Brenda L Croft', 2017. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia.