Sculptor and ceramic artist. Based in Lennox Head, NSW, Australia. 

An emerging multi-disciplinary artist who uses consciousness-raising to tell stories.

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: The Party’s Over.   Size: H 34 cm x  W 16 cm x  L 18 cm. Medium / Materials: Ceramic – earthenware. low fired artist-made glazes, under glaze, oxides and slip. Technique: Handmade, coil built, hand glazed and glaze painted, multi-fired.  

“This work is about the extinction of the koala. It references the past slaughter of 8 million koalas during the international koala fur trade (1888 – 1927) and, the recent loss of biodiversity including 50,000 koalas in the 2020 bushfires. A woman dressed in a hat and coat trimmed with koala fur and decorated with Eucalyptus punctata flora sips a cocktail complacently. A koala grips her skirt, seeking protection from hunters and climate change. The woman’s complacency epitomises the complacency of Australian society. The cocktail represents our cultural lack of environmental awareness and, action to preserve and protect our native fauna and flora. The Eucalyptus punctata represents the biodiversity lost in the recent bushfires.”  Amanda Bromfield

(photo of ceramic by John Stewart)

2021-  Hill End Artist Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

2020 – Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Prize

2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Center

2018 Winner. Ceramic Award, National Art School

2018 Finalist. The Lismore Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

2016 Finalist. The 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Awards

2016 Finalist. The North Queensland Ceramic Awards

2014 Winner. Sculpture Award, The Byron Bay Arts Classic, Byron Bay

2013 Finalist. Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2021 The Nun in the Night Gown, Wagga Regional Gallery 

2019 Hey, Listen Up, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore 

2017 Temple of Fashion, Canberra Potter’s Society, ACT

2017 Who Are You? Byron Shire Council, Mullumbimby NSW

2016 Gone Girl (Installation), Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina

2016 Damn Whores and God’s Police, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore

2016 Bluestocking, Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery, Ballina

2020 Pots For Potters, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown

2020 Tom Bass Sculpture Prize, Paddington 

2020 Clay For Australia, On line Fundraiser Exhibition for Australian 

2020 BAM Bushfire Fundraiser Exhibition, Bryron Art Magazine

2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Center

2019 Numero Uno, M Arts Precinct Gallery, Murwillumbah 

2019 Façade: Art Deco of Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Gallery

2019 Aviary, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington

2018 Released Class of 2018, MFA Post Graduate Exhibition, National Art School

2018 Birds, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington

2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery

2018 YOLKS, The Bearded Tit, Redfern

2017 We’re Closer Than You Think, Art State NSW, Lismore

2016 Gold Coast Potter’s Association Members Exhibition, Southport

2016 Stuck in The Mud, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2016 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Awards, HOTA

2016 Contemporary Porcelain, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Newtown

Master of Fine Art (MFA, Ceramics), National Art School, Sydney

Post Grad Certificate in Fine Arts, School of Art and Design, ANU, Canberra

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BA Comm.), University of Canberra, ACT

Bachelor of Arts Diploma of Education (BA Dip Ed), University of NSW, Sydney

Post Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts (Ceramics), Australian National University, Canberra

instagram: @amandabromfieldartist

Living with Koalas 100 artworks