Both Ella and Sharon’s artistic practice speaks to their love and passion for the environment and their connection to country. This event is a unique opportunity to engage with two Aboriginal women artists and hear their incredible stories, while tackling important issues around sustainability and the environment.
Ella Noah Bancroft is an Australian born Artist, storyteller, teacher, director and mentor. Her Indigenous heritage has played a key role in her story. Her ancestral links have given her a platform for expression within the arts, a different perspective on life and a capacity to teach all races, ages and sexes. She is passionate about re-wilding the world and the feminine force. Traveller and free spirit, Ella is mostly always on the move or looking to be, with a keen desire to promote change around her and within herself. Ella writes from her direct experiences with the world around her, she writes in many forms and writes to inspire, evoke thought and create debate within the brains of her audience.
Sharon Smith is a descendant of the Wiradjuri tribe of western New South Wales. An emerging artist, Sharon’s paintings reflect her love of the natural world. Through her depictions of landscapes, trees and animals, Sharon explores her own personal connection with, and her people’s age-old relationship to, the earth. Sharon’s paintings thematically express her heritage and culture and work as an affirmation of her identity. Sharon has been a Boomalli member since 2010.