Amanda Bromfield | Indigo
Amanda Bromfield | Bluestocking
20 January - 14 February 2016
The works in this exhibition explore the bluestocking women of the British Regency Period during the eighteenth century. Referencing the Rococo style of the French Court of King Louis and Marie Antoinette, the artist creates detailed decorative sculptural pieces as a metaphor for feminine history and identity.
Amanda's detailed sculptures reference the British Regency Period of feminine history, a time when only the privileged women of the upper classes were able to gain an education and travel to the European Continent. Such women were called Blue stockings, a term given to intellectual and literary women. The Bluestockings would meet to discuss the Classics, literacy and art. A learned woman was one who travelled the world. These Bluestockings were credited as being the first ‘ all women club in Britain’.
Launch Event: Thursday 21 January 2016 | 5.30pm - 7.30pm