Helen McCullagh

Madeleine Cruise

 

 

Madeleine Cruise is an emerging Australian artist who lives and works in Ballarat Victoria.  Her art practice uses drawing, collage and painting to explore everyday rituals and their contribution to personal identity. Inspired by connections with place and the role of memory, Madeleine combines still life and landscape imagery to create expressive compositions that hover between abstraction and representation. Like unfolding stories, her paintings often feature ambiguous forms gathered in painterly dialogue, marking time and space and referencing traditions of collecting, domestic practice and acts of commemoration.

 

Madeleine Cruise is an emerging Australian artist who lives and works in Ballarat Victoria.  Her art practice uses drawing, collage and painting to explore everyday rituals and their contribution to personal identity. Inspired by connections with place and the role of memory, Madeleine combines still life and landscape imagery to create expressive compositions that hover between abstraction and representation. Like unfolding stories, her paintings often feature ambiguous forms gathered in painterly dialogue, marking time and space and referencing traditions of collecting, domestic practice and acts of commemoration.

 

Madeleine Cruise 

 

Born: 1987 Camden NSW Australia

Lives and works in Ballarat Australia

 

 

Education:

 

2009   Bachelor Fine Art Honours Painting

           National Art School

           Darlinghurst Australia

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2018 Theatre Of Objects Dungog Contemporary Dungog

2017  Ex Voto Gaffa Sydney

2015  Candy NANA contemporary art space Newcastle

2014  Smoke Steel Salt NANA Contemporary Art Space Newcastle

2013  Hiding Places The Lockup Newcastle

2011  Lost and Found Ctrllab Gallery Montreal

 

Exhibitions:

 

2018  Argo Pacifico The Lockup Newcastle

          Semblance Comber Street Studios Paddington

          Plein Air Landscape Painting Prize State Parliament House Sydney  

          EMSLA Finalist exhibition Wollongong Art Space Wollongong

          Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Art Centre Muswellbrook

          Paradise Dungog Contemporary Dungog

 

2017  EGO REBEL The Bearded Tit Redfern

          Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Exhibition Brett Whiteley Studio Sydney   

          Cross Currents Sawtooth Studios Newcastle

          Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award Lane Cove Gallery Lane Cove

 

2016  Plein Air Landscape Painting Prize State Parliament House Sydney

          Home Modern Times Fitzroy

         The Bammy Residency Exhibition Marrickville Garage Marrickville

 

2015  17.11.16 HOME Gallery Redfern

          The Other Art Fair Sydney

 

 

2014  We Get By Cooks Hill Gallery Newcastle

          The Christmas Show Art Systems Wickham

          Monuments to the everyman NANA contemporary art space Newcastle

 

2013  Newcastle Emerging Art Prize Newcastle Art Space Newcastle

2012  Gastro Porn NG Gallery Chippendale

          Natural History Art Prize South Australia Art Gallery Adelaide

 

2011  Something Personal Charles Hewitt Gallery Darlinghurst

          Colour Kaleidoscope Gallery, Paddington

 

2010  Succinct Sheep Sabotage, Horus & Deloris, Pyrmont

          Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery Mosman

          Another Language Kaleidoscope Gallery Paddington

          Paint the Town Red Fraser Studios Chippendale

          Black Line Collection Kaleidoscope Gallery Paddington

          Southern Highlands Foundation Fundraising Show BDAS Bowral

          Fraser Studios Group Show Fraser Studios Chippendale

 

 

Awards:

 

2013  Winner Youth Art Prize Bowral District Art Prize

2010  Winner Fraser Studios Residency Award

2009  Winner Reg Rowe Art Scholarship Southern Highlands Foundation 

          Highly Commended Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award

2008  Highly Commended Glebe Art Prize

2007  Winner Berrima District Youth Award

2007  Winner Waverley Youth Art Award

 

Residencies:

 

2016  San Clemente Highschool Mayfield Aus

2015  Bammy residency Hawkesbury River Aus

2012  Bundanon Trust Shoalhaven River NSW Aus

2011  Montreal Art House Ctrllab Gallery Montreal Canada

2011  Banff Centre Summer Program Alberta Canada

2010  First Draft Depot  Woolloomooloo NSW Aus

2010  Fraser Studios Chippendale Aus

 

 

Art Industry:

 

Current         Art & Design Technician Ballarat Grammar School

2016 - 2018 Installation Officer Maitland Regional Art Gallery

                     Gallery Attendant & Installation Officer Newcastle Regional Gallery

2014 - 2016  Founding Director NANA Contemporary Art Space Newcastle

 

 

Collections:

 

San Clemente Secondary School Mayfield NSW Australia

Artbank Australia

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