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Murrays Cottage

1 – 26 February 2021


During her residency, artist Amanda Bromfield will tell the story of gold and art at Hill End. She will piece together women’s stories to create a fabric of conversations which juxtapose the past and present.

Bromfield plans to draw inspiration from Margaret Olley’s tiled stove located in Murrays Cottage, created from tiles which Margaret Olley and Donald Friend found at Hill End, as well as the handsewn quilt from 1875 sewn by Sarah Marshall, a former resident of Hill End historic building ‘Craigmoor’. Through fusion of ceramics with women’s crafts, Bromfield will develop a body of work which ignites the stories of the women of Hill End.


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 Images L to R:

Amanda Bromfield, Hey, Listen up, 2018, ceramic - low fired BRT clay, low fire handmade glazes and underglazes, 300 x 87 x 78 cm, Master Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, National Art School Darlinghurst, 2018, Install photo by Peter Morgan, National Art School Sydney, 2018

Amanda Bromfield, Hey, Listen up Exhibition (part view of three installations), mixed media – ceramics, fabric, lace, wedding dresses, women’s craft, timber, steel, found objects, Dimensions variable, 5 – 280 cm, Lismore Regional Gallery, 2019, Photo: Lismore Regional Gallery

Amanda Bromfield, Zeitgeist, ceramic - low fired white clay, low fire handmade glazes and underglaze, 33 x 16 x 15 cm, Finalist in Fisher’s Ghost Prize Campbelltown Art Prize 2019, Photo: John Stewart

Amanda Bromfield, Filipino Queen, ceramic - low fired white clay and low fire handmade glazes and underglazes, 40 x 21 x 21 cm , Finalist in Tom Bass Sculpture Prize 2020, Image courtesy of the artist, Photo by John Stewart