Madeleine Preston is a Sydney based artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. The current focus of her practice is how people choose to remember the past and how and what they choose to forget. She is a director of Home@735 Gallery in Redfern

My work includes oil paintings, installation, and three-dimensional pieces The creation of the work is generally informed by the content. My recent work has focussed on the past and how we choose to remember and how we choose to forget. 
Recent exhbitions include Outsiders, Imposters and Aliens at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Bookmarked at STILLS Gallery, Glazed and Confused at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary’s annual Octopus series Octopus13:On this day alone and Over Under Sideways Down at Manly Gallery curated by Glenn Barkley. In 2016 I was a finalist in the Sulman prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and am currently a director of Home@735 Gallery in Bourke Street Redfern. In 2017 I will undertake a residency at the Cité in Paris.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED SHOWS)

2017            DEIY collaboration w/Michael Filocamo, 55 Sydenham, Sydney
2016            Tanagras Archive: The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Bus Projects, Melbourne
2015            Tanagras Archive: The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Archive, Sydney
2013            Aerogramme Mailbox 141, Melbourne
2013            Don’t Look Back Firstdraft, Sydney
2013            to each… Current Projects @ Ryan Renshaw Windowbox, Brisbane
2012            Don’t Look Back Inflight, Hobart
2012            Great Wall Branch3D, Sydney
2012            The future is known (curator) Firstdraft DEPOT, Sydney
2011            Darlinghurst Eats its Young - redux, Sawtooth, Launceston
2011            Child’s Play II, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney
2011            Artlist - Image, GAFFA, Sydney CBD, Sydney
2010            Child’s Play Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Marrickville Council, Camperdown, Sydney
2010            Snapshot - Darlinghurst Eats its Young, Sedition, Darlinghurst, Sydney

PUBLIC ART

2010            Three Storey Facade, St Hilliers for NSW State Rail, Glenfield, Sydney

Group exhibitions (Selected shows)

2017            Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, (Finalist) Woollahra, Sydney
2017            Clay, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
2016            Eutick Memorial Still Life Award,(Finalist
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,Coffs Harbour

2016            Guilty Pleasures, Kensington Cotemporary, Sydney
2016            CLAY, Book Launch,
St Cloche, Sydney
2016            2016 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman, (Finalist in the Sulman) The Art Gallery of NSW
, Sydney
2016            The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award 
(Finalist), The Arts Centre Gold Coast, QLD
2016            Stuck in the Mud, Verge Gallery, Sydney
2016            OverUnderSidewaysDown curator Glenn Barkley, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
2016            The 64th Blake Prize, (Finalist) Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2016            Deja Vu all over again, Redfern Biennale 2016, Sydney
2016            Hashtag Winning, The Bearded Tit, Sydney
2015            Egg & Dart Christmas Show, The Egg & Dart Gallery, Thirroul
2015            Likeness Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
2015            Outsiders, Imposters & Aliens, 
Dominik Mersch Curators Award, Dominik Mersch, Sydney
2015            City of Hobart Art Prize (Finalist) Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2015            Mosman Art Prize (Finalist) Mosman Art Gallery,  Sydney
2015            Not Singing:A Poetics of Protest, Affiliated Text, Sydney
2015            Bookmarked, STILLS Gallery, Sydney
2015            Collection, China Clay, Sydney
2015            The Fine Art of Gentrification, Redfern Biennale 2015, Sydney
2014            Glazed and Confused, curator Lynda Draper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
2014            BUNKERED, Branch3D, Sydney
2014            No Product No Shop, Redfern Biennale 2014, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2013            Low Relief, One Night Stand series, curator Connie Anthes, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2013            on this day alone-Octopus 13 curator Glenn Barkley, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2013            Cement Town: Placing Cementa13 at Kandos, curator Jo Holder, XAP, Sydney
2013            Counter Intuitive, Cementa13, Kandos, NSW 
2012            Over here, INDEX, St Peters, Sydney
2011            As it Stands, The Papermill, Sydney CBD, Sydney
2011            The Piracy Project - AND Publishing, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2011            Collisions, INDEX, St Peters, Sydney
2011            Home World, e-flux Agency of Unrealised Projects archive - http://e-flux.com/aup/about
2010            Re-invent, The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Awards/Residencies/Grants

2017             Development Grants Individuals and Groups, Australia Council for the Arts
2017             AGNSW Moya Drying Studio Cité Internationale des ArtsParis, France
2014             Artist in Residence at TAFE Sydney Institute Ceramic Design Studio, Gymea, NSW
2013             Woollahra Council Artist in Residency Program, EJ Ward Centre, Paddington, NSW
2012             Haefliger’s Cottage Residency, Hill End, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2011-12       First Draft Depot Studio, residency 

Education

2000            Royal Melb Institute of Technology University, MA Fine Arts

Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Private

Critical Writing

2016            Yvette Hamilton, Visual Bind, (Online Art Journal) Published 22/02/16
2015            Guest Editor, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 54/3 November 2015
2012            Occult to do list 1988/2012 - review of Ms&Mr’s exhibition DAS 500 10/10/12
2012            Austral Ave:An experiment in living with art - Jane O’Neill ed. book review for
                    DAS SUPERPAPER  Issue 24 31/8/12
2012            Isolation One is the loneliest number article on studio practice for DAS 500 14/2/12 
2011            Through Line - review of Georgina Pollard’s exhibition DAS 500 13/11/11
2010            Making Ideas Happen - Scott Belsky book review for FORTUNE GREY 12/12/10 

Lectures/Conference papers

2015            Professional Practice course for National Art School evening course program 
2014            ‘The museum in the expanded field – the influence of one work on another’  paper for                                             AAANZ Geo Critical December 2014 Launceston
2014            Articles of Photographic Faith and the Anxiety of Total Recall Third International                                                    Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference Pera Museum Istanbul 2014 Turkey

Reviews/Press

2016            Clay Contemporary Ceramic Artisans, Amber Creswell Bell, Thames & Hudson, 2016
2016            Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran at the Ian Potter, Audrey Schmidt, Art Monthly, 7.12.12
2016            Commentary|Garth Clark: Are Australian Ceramics at the Tipping Point? cfile daily 14.11.16
2016            Contemporaries, Q&A with Kilnit artists, 7.9.16
2016            Stuck in the Mud, Art Almanac, 2.9.16
2016            Arts Thursday, Eastside Radio, Bronwyn Rennex interview, 1.9.16
2016            In Every Direction “Overundersidewaysdown”, Toni Warburton, Art Monthly, Issue 291/Aug 2016 
2016            Undiscovered, Art Collector, Vol 76 Apr - Jun, 2016
2016            The Comforts Funds Makers, Tai Snaith, Bus Projects catalogue essay, 8.6.16 - 25.6.16
2016            Arts Thursday, East Side Radio, Bronwyn Rennex interview, 26/5/16
2016            ABC News 24 The Mix 16-04-16, ABC TV, James Valentine interview, 16.4.16
2016            20 Things to see, hear and do this weekend, Sharne Wolff, Shortlist, SMH, 15.4.16
2016            OverUnderSidewaysDown - catalogue, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 55/ 1.4.16
2016            Ceramic Art Exhibition, Manly Daily, 26.3.16
2016            Material thinking & sustainability in contemporary ceramics, Altair Roelant Artlink 36: 1.3.16
2016            Etsy or Regretsy, Gina Fairley, artshub.com.au, 8/3/16
2016            What to see at Art Month this year, Sammy Preston, Broadsheet, 18/1/16
2015            Something’s been brewing at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Artist Profile, 1/10/15 
2015            Visual Art, Patricia Anderson, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 4/7/15 
2015            Tanagras Archive:The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Stella Rosa McDonald, 
                    The Art Life
22.6.15
2015            Documentary shows reaction to cutting edge art festival in Kandos, Sam Paine, 
                    Mudgee Guardia
n 8.3.15
2014            Glazed and Confused Lynda Draper, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 53/3 November 2014
2014             Visit Kandos Cement a Friendship Ann Finegan on Cementa, Artlink,Vol.34/4 December 2014
2014             A new way of experiencing visual art Radio National Weekend Arts Melanie Tait
2014             Fuzzy Logic, Talking Data and the Aesthetics of the inifintely small at CMA2014, 
                     Connie Anthes, Runway Australian Experimental Art 25/7/14
2014             15.02.14, Home @735 Gallery Meredith Birrell, The Art Life, 28/02/14
2014             Review: Low Relief, Damien Minton Gallery Chloe Wolifson,Das Platform, 20/01/14
2014             11.01.14, Home@735 Gallery James Compton,Das Platform, 20/01/14
2013             Damien Minton Gallery - One Night Stand:Low Relief, Glen Locklee, sixtoeight, 19/12/13
2013             Woollahra Artist in Residence interview, Eastside Radio, Natalie Penova, 7/10/13
2013             Your weekend: In the Galleries, Dan Rule, The Age, 10/8/13
2013             …to each”, Amy Clare McCarthy, Essay from Brisbane ARI Current Project’s DISPATCH
2013             Local ARI Project launches national exchange program, Linsey Rendell, 
                     What is on in  Brisbane - The Weekend Edition
3/05/13
2013             Art from Kandos makes waves in Kings Cross,  Sam Paine, Mudgee Guardian 6/03/13
2013             Four Make Home of New Digs, Emma Schiller, Wentworth Courier 27/02/13
2013             Artist brings image of Kandos art movement to life, Sam Paine, Mudgee Guardian 6/02/13
2012             Interview with Jesse Cox about The Future is knownFBI Canvas, 19/02/12
2011             Communicating a Time and Place, Mary Machen, The Launceston Examiner, 19/11/11
2011             Bottling Blondes - Social Musings of Cut & Paste, Tangent Magazine, 15/6/11
2010             Interview with Nell Greco about Child’s PlayFBI Canvas, 10/10/10
2010             http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/the80sareback/indexphp/2010/10/
                     darlinghurst-eats-its-young-photos-from-inner-city-sydney
, Jason Gee, 8/10/10
2010             Its child’s play, The Inner City Weekender, Issue 10, 8/10/10
2010             Re–Invent Re–Interpret Re–Make, Lou Pardi, Beat, 4.8.10
2010             Brushstrokes with artist Madeleine Preston, The Brag, 17.5.10
2010             Everything Except a Barbershop Quartet, Adam Fulton, Sydney Morning Herald, 14.5.10