Do you remember the porcelain figurines that adorned the mantelpieces and sideboards of our grandmother's and auntie's homes?
Amanda Bromfield's childhood home was flush with antique treasures. She grew up in a household filled with Rococo miniatures - diminutive French girls, with a history steeped in 18th century Paris, elaborately dressed in layers of voluminous pastel-coloured skirts. Amanda's favourite piece was a Rococo painting of a graceful mother and her three small children. She spent many hours wondering about the identity of this mysterious woman.
Amanda combines her love of the Rococo and her quest for female identity to create her work. In her sculptures she carefully molds clay and ceramics to sculpt her own quirky 'little people". Each has an individual character. Amanda uses the Rococo - inspired costume or fashion as a metaphor for identity.
Amanda has two passions; women and their identity and, the environment and its increasing loss of Bio-diversity.
Amanda's figurines are often dressed in period costume, this creates historical context which she then relates to both past and current cultural and environmental issues.
Gone GirlWhere: NRCG Ballina NSW From: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016 10:30:00 am To: Sun, Oct 23rd, 2016 4:30:00 pm Find out more
Damned Whores and God's Police.Where: Lismore Regional Art Gallery From: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016 10:00:00 am To: Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 5:00:00 pm Find out more
Cool CockiesWhere: Club Mullum, Mullumbimby NSW From: Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016 10:00:00 am To: Mon, Feb 1st, 2016 10:00:00 pm Find out more