Amanda Bromfield

Amanda Bromfield is a Northern 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 in Sydney Australia.

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.

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.

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 a finalist in the 2022 North Queensland Ceramic Awards.

Amanda latest exhibition, The Women of Hill End will open at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on the 15th December 2023 and continue until 5th February 2024. This body of work tells the stories of the women who have lived, and still do live in the old gold. Amanda began researching the stories of the women of Hill End in 2020. In 2021 she was awarded a month long artist residency at Murrays Cottage to further her research. While in Hill End Amanda immersed herself in the culture of the community, making friends with many of the townsfolk. Amanda has a great affinity with the women of the town and will be quick to tell you that she left her heart in Hill End.

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