'Come with me to my family's old house in Lionsville. It's full of memories. It's a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place.We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night.And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people's stories. We learned a lot that way.'Rewned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.'A book about holding on to memories, treasuring stories and embracing where we came from.' The School Magazine
Bronwyn is a Djanbun clan member of the Bundjalung Nation.Bronwyn has a diverse artistic practice, including public art commissions and imagery design for private commission. Bronwyn illustrated her first children's book, The Fat and Juicy Place, in 1992. Since then, Bronwyn has authored and illustrated over thirty books for children.Bronwyn was the Australian finalist for the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Excellence in Children's Book Illustration in 1994. In 2010, Bronwyn received the Dromkeen Medal for her contribution to Australian Literature and in 2016 was the Australian Finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award (Illustrator).Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Copyright Agency, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Arts Law, Commonwealth Bank RAP Committee and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.Bronwyn has a Diploma of Visual Arts, and two Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, one in Studio Practice and the other in Visual Art. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney.