Madeleine is a contemporary artist, who draws upon the movement of the human body to drive her artworks. With a background in dance, and a strong interest in contemporary choreography, Madeleine’s work is inspired by physical movement, particularly its interaction with the surrounding space. Madeleine believes that for her, there lies an intrinsic connection between movement and her painting practice. Analysing the two together, as opposed to separating the art forms, becomes an inimitable discovery in itself. Madeleine’s work is experimental and process driven, often finding resolution only by means of exploration. She implements a variety of mediums and gestural brushstrokes, forming the work through layers of refinement. Madeleine completed her Bachelors in Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Edith Cowan University in 2008, and in 2016 graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design from AC ARTS and Flinders University. She is now combining her skills and knowledge in dance with her excitement for the visual arts, which has awarded her several notable art prizes and exhibitions. Madeleine currently exhibits her work via Studio Gallery in Melbourne and Sydney, BMG Art and Transforma in Adelaide. Her work is also sold to private collectors via commissions. 

Madeleine Collopy, Visual Artist

 

EDUCATION

2016   Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, Adelaide College of Arts, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia
2008   Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University,
Western Australia, Australia

 

EXHIBITIONS

Current:
Realise You’re Home- Group exhibition, Transforma Furinutre, August-current 2022, Adelaide

Past:
Three Female Artists- Group show, 2021, BMG Art, Adelaide, Australia
Dive Too Deep- Solo exhibition, Raphael Quality Goods, Adelaide Australia
Spring Show- group exhibitions, 2019, Studio Gallery, Waterloo Sydney
Open Studios- School of Visual Art, 2019, Chelsea, New York City
High Tension- Solo exhibition, Ground Floor Gallery, Bay Discovery Centre, August 2018. Adelaide, Australia
Studio Gallery Melbourne, group exhibition, gallery opening at Studio Gallery Melbourne, 2018 Melbourne, Australia
Without Retreat, BMG Gallery, February 2018, Adelaide, Australia
Memory Movement, solo exhibition, Fisher Jeffries in association with Worth Gallery, July 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Helpmann Graduate show, February 2017, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide, Australia
AC ARTS Selected Graduate show, Hill Smith Gallery, August 2016, Adelaide, Australia
Indecisive Face, group exhibition, Tenth and Gibson, June 2015, Adelaide, Australia

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship residency- School of Visual Art, Chelsea New York City- July 2019
Award winner Helpmann Academy student prize, Adelaide, Australia February 2017
Scholarship Worth Gallery, Adelaide, Australia, February-June 2017
Dance Compass choreography award winner, Sydney, Australia, January 2009

 

ADDITIONAL RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scholarship Worth Gallery, Adelaide, Australia, February-June 2017
Award winner Helpmann Academy student prize, Adelaide, Australia February 2017
Coordinator and choreographer Essential Talent School, Adelaide, Australia, 2015-2016
Freelance dancer, Stephen Petronio company, New York City, 2010
Freelance dancer/workshops, Gallim Dance Company, New York City, February 2010
Freelance choreographer, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, June 2009, Western Australia, Australia
Dance Compass participant and choreography award winner, Sydney, Australia, January 2009,

 

GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Carer and group instructor Down Syndrome South Australia (DSSA) Dance Down, Adelaide, Australia, 2018
Adelaide Visual Artists​

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Press:
‘Full Throttle’, Adelaide Review Magazine, Interview with Jane LLewelyn, February 2018
‘Artist Profile: Madeleine Collopy’, Adelaide Review Magazine, interview with Jane    Llewelyn, June 2017