Amanda Bromfield

Amanda Bromfield is a ceramicist, performer and videographer. She is 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 near Bathurst, NSW. During her month long residency Amanda met and interviewed local women about their life experiences in the old gold town. Amanda is currently building upon her initial  research to create a body of work that will be exhibited in a solo show that will open at BRAG on the 31st March 2023.

You can often 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.

https://vimeo.com/498585080

Over the past two years Amanda has been researching the long forgotten 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 ( as she was known in religion) was both scandalous and sensational at the time. Amanda brings the story of the nun's escape and imprisonment into the contemporary realm and develops connections to the omnipresent misogyny that permeates our society. Amanda's solo exhibition The Nun in the Nightgown. Brigid Partridge, a woman who had enough, opened to the public at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on the 24th July 2021.

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 ceramics can be purchased at HOTA Gallery retail store QLD, Artisan in Bowen Hills, Brisbane and, Lennox Arts Collective.
 


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