SITUATE / 3 September to 2 December 2018
SPARE ROOM / 2019
Madeleine Thornton-Smith is the recipient of the 2018 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne. Madeleine's residency will conclude with a solo exhibition at RMIT’s SPARE ROOM gallery in 2019.
Madeleine has a background in painting and training in ceramics. Having moved from a primarily image-based practice to object-based, she is interested in the tension between these two forms of artmaking. Madeleine has obtained various qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts/Visual Arts (Monash, 2013), Honours of Fine Art (Monash, 2014) and Diploma of Ceramics (Holmesglen, 2017). In 2017 she obtained First-class Honours in Object-Based Practice (Ceramics) at RMIT. Recently she has been challenging traditional archetypes of the vessel, pedestal and canvas by subverting the idea of the “support” or “medium” in contemporary art, asking whether the “content” of an object changes if its medium challenges an expected archetype. Madeleine has exhibited in various galleries throughout Melbourne, including Topshelf gallery, Seventh, Lamington Drive and Craft Victoria.
This award is generously supported by the RMIT School of Art Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) (Honours).