Love, protection, beauty, royalty are all things that have all too readily been denied to Black women. Instead our expected role has been one of servitude, sexually, domestically, and politically, for White men and White women, and even Black men.
The WEAVE Festival has been running throughout the month of March at the Australian Museum, inviting a new interpretation of the large collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific artefacts held by the Museum.
Ella Noah Bancroft is an Bundjalung woman based in the Northern NSW. She is a born artist, storyteller, teacher, director and mentor.
Her latest artworks are ones that brings together contemporary Indigenous artistic practices with topics of lesbian love, environmental forces and female engagement and empowerment.