Amanda Bromfield

Amanda Bromfield is a Master of Fine Art graduate from the National Art School in Darlinghurst. She is an exhibiting artist and has been chosen as a finalist in, The North Queensland Ceramic Awards (twice), The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, The Tom Bass Sculpture Prize, The Fishers Ghost Art Award (twice), The BAM Art Prize (twice), and the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize (twice). Her work is held in the Permanent Collection at Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and the Canberra Potters Association. She makes work for the Home of The Arts Gallery (HOTA) on the Gold Coast Queensland, Artisan, Queensland Arts and Craft in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, and The Lennox Art Collective (LAC) in Lennox Head.
Amanda Bromfield is a ceramicist, performer and videographer, an emerging artist and consciousness raiser who tells stories and makes work about social, political and environmental issues. In February 2021 Amanda completed an artist residency with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) at Hill End NSW. During her month long residency Amanda met and interviewed local women about their life experiences in the old gold town. Amanda is currently working to create a body of work that will be exhibited in her solo show The Women Of Hill End. The show will open at BRAG on the 29th March 2023.

You will find Amanda dressed as a koala marching silently along city streets, country roads and seaside beaches carrying written messages about extinction and bushfire. Each of Amanda's marches are dedicated to creating public awareness about climate change, loss of biodiversity and, specifically, the immediacy of saving the koala. Amanda's short movie Army of One documents her daily marches in the Sydney CBD and across rural NSW to create awareness about extinction and bushfire.

Amanda's previous solo exhibition at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery opened in July 2021. The exhibition told the story of Brigid Partridge, the young woman who ran away from Mt Erin Convent in Wagga in 1920. The story of the ex-nun, Sister Mary Liguori was both scandalous and sensational at the time. Amanda's use of installation enabled her to transport the story of the nun's escape and imprisonment into the contemporary realm by developing connections to the omnipresent misogyny that permeates our society. The Nun in the Nightgown. Brigid Partridge, a woman who had enough, closed to the public on 21st September 2021.

Amanda's koala ceramics have recently been featured on the cover of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 60 No1 April 2021. Her work The Stand Off is currently a finalist in the 2022 North Queensland Ceramic Awards. 

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