With a background in dance, and a strong interest in contemporary choreography, Madeleine's work is involved with movement and the body, with particular focus on interaction with the space. Madeleine believes that for her, there is an intrinsic connection between movement and her contemporary painting practice. Her work is experimental and process driven, often coming to a conclusion only through exploration. She uses a variety of mediums and gestural brushstrokes with the work formed from layers and layers of reworking. Madeleine looks to engage with multiple art disciplines in order to create immersive works that go beyond traditional paintings. Her work focuses on the tension and complexity between painting and movement through a process of experimental, process based paintings and their correlation to body, time and space.
Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Dance through the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Edith Cowan University in 2008. Since then, she has combined her skills and knowledge of dance with her excitement for the visual arts.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) from AC ARTS and Flinders University (SA) in December 2016, Madeleine was selected to exhibit works with Hill Smith Gallery in their annual graduate show, as well as the Helpmann Academy’s Graduate Exhibition where she was awarded a $5,000 prize and internship with Worth Gallery at The Barn in Stirling. Madeleine completed her residency in July 2017 and had her first solo exhibition at Fisher Jeffries Gallery in Adelaide.
In August 2018, Madeleine exhibited her second solo show High Tension at Glenelg Gallery and In 2019, has exhibited in What We Can at BMG Gallery in Adelaide, as well as exhibiting with Studio Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. As of March 2019, Madeleine will be undergoing a new multidisciplinary development with Lewis Major Projects after receiving an emerging artist grant through Arts South Australia.
Madeleine is available for commissions and collaborations via the contact page.