Amalie Feild

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Amalie Sarah Feild was born in Murtoa on 20 March 1894, and died 16 June 1974. One of ten children born to Alfred Feild and Louisa Degenhardt, the family moved to Ballarat around 1904. She was the sister of Mrs McIlvena of the Ballarat School of Mines, and married Archibald Colquhoun in 1931.

On the occasion of the Ballarat School of Mines centenary Amalie Colquhoun exhibited at a past students' Art Exhibition at the new Mt Helen Campus.[1]


More than 100 old students, teachers and others associated with the Ballarat Technical Art School assembled at a gathering at the Alexandria on Saturday night in honor of Mr. H. H. Smith, who has retired from the school after 35 years as principal. Mr. D. Johnston, acting principal, and a former student, handed over a portrait in oils of Mr. Smith painted by Mrs. Amalie Colquhoun, of Melbourne, another former student, who was also among the visitors. The portrait will be hung in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.[2]



Community Involvement

Works Produced

Amalie Feild designed stained glass windows for Mount Pleasant Methodist Church (1924), St Andrew's Kirk, Ballarat (installed in 1921), and a War Memorial Window in the Lydiard Street Methodist Church.

Workplace Relations

The People


Amalie Feild was the first recipient of a scholarship to study stained glass and pottery design at the Sydney Technical School. Upon returning to Ballarat she established a pottery school, and designed stained glass windows for churches in Ballarat. [3]

See also

Sometimes the surname is incorrectly spelt - Amalie Field.

Ballarat Technical Art School

Further Notes


  1. Past Students' Art Exhibition Mt. Helen Campus, 1970. (Cat. No.22665)
  2. The Age, 08 April 1940.
  3. Watkins, Sophie, The Colquhouns: Their Life and Work, Bachelor of Arts Honours Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1993.

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--C.K.Gervasoni 12:58, 10 July 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 20:16, 2 December 2017 (AEDT)

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