Amanda Bromfield

 
Amanda Bromfield is a Norther Rivers artist. Her studio Lennox Ceramics operates on the land of the Bunjalung Nation.

Amanda is a member of the national Clay Matters group of environmental clay workers and teaches ceramics at Murrwillumbah Tafe. She has a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School in Darlinghurst.

Amanda is both a geographer and historian. For many years she taught  HSC and International Baccalaureate Geography. Her expertise lies in environmental studies.

Amanda’s art practice is multidisciplinary. She performs and makes videos about women's stories and environmental issues. She dresses as a koala and marches about in public places. Her 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.

https://vimeo.com/498585080

In July 2021, The Nun in the Nightgown opened at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. The exhibition told the story of Brigid Partridge, a young nun who ran away from Mt Erin Convent in Wagga in 1920.  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 society.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-22/nun-in-the-nightgown-scandal-that-put-wagga-on-the-map/100311566

https://vimeo.com/577932685

Amanda's koala ceramics featured on the cover of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 60 No1 April 2021. Her work, The Stand Off was recently a finalist in the 2022 North Queensland Ceramic Awards. She is currently working on a body of work called The Women of Hill End. A solo exhibition to be exhibited at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 2023.
 


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