Amanda Bromfield has a love for art and history, as a child she lived in a big old farm house, this childhood home was flush with antique treasures, Australian art and small delicate Rococo styled ceramics. Amanda remembers a very old painting of a graceful mother and her three small daughters. She spent many hours wondering about the identity of this mysterious woman and her children.
Amanda's art works are about women, the identity of women and the issues that surround women. Historical reference is an important element of her work, she believes history gives context and that the past can interact with and explain the present. Amanda will often combine her love of the Rococo and her quest for female identity to create her work. In her sculptures, Amanda carefully sculpts the clay, creating pattern and highly decorative detail. She makes her own glazes which she uses to create unique surface textures, she loves to juxtapose, colour, texture and content to create contrast in her work, her works provoke thought and arguement.
Installation and Performance Art have become part of Amanda's work practise. She refers to art history and social psychology to add meaning to her work.
Gone GirlWhere: NRCG Ballina NSW From: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016 5:30:00 pm 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