Pamela Lofts Bequest

Pamela Lofts (1949‑2012) was a nationally renowned artist and a much‑loved children’s book illustrator. She has left behind an enormous legacy and a substantial bequest to our Foundation, which allowed us to launch The Pamela Lofts Bequest for Literacy and Learning Project in 2014. This project provides a mentorship program for Indigenous children in remote communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Learn more about the Pamela Lofts workshop 2023 here.

Create Initiative

The ILF Create Initiative partners young Indigenous women at Tiwi College with publishers and mentors to create (produce stories), cultivate (build knowledge) and motivate (grow self‑esteem). Here are the seven books that have come out of the Create Initiative:

Ngiya Yintanga Japarrika is the third book of the Japarrika trilogy, written with Shelley Ware and David Lawrence and published by Penguin Random House in 2020.

Japarrika Rises, the sequel to 2018’s enormously successful Japarrika, written with Shelley Ware and David Lawrence and will be published by Penguin Random House in 2019. 

Japarrika was written with David Lawrence and Shelley Ware, published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and launched in 2018.

Shallow in the Deep End written with Jared Thomas in 2016 and published by Scholastic Australia in 2017.

Nginingawila Ngirramini: Our Story written with Anita Heiss and published by Hachette Australia in 2015.

Tiwi Girl written with Alison Lester and published by Harper Collins in 2014.

Bangs 2 Jurrukuk written with John Danalis in 2013 and supported by Allen & Unwin.    

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