© 2017 Madeleine Thornton-Smith 



2010-2013    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts, Monash University

                      Major in Literature and Creative Writing, minor in History, major in Painting

2014              Honours of Fine Art, Monash University

2012-2015    Diploma in Languages (Spanish), Monash University

2015 -2017   Diploma of Ceramics, Holmesglen Institute

2017              Honours of Fine Art (Object-Based Practice: Ceramics), RMIT University (First Class) 


Scholarships and Awards

2010-2013    Monash University Merit Scholarship, encompassing undergraduate degree

2011               Monash University Travel Abroad Scholarship

2015               Walter Mangold Travel Scholarship for Spanish studies, encompassing international 6 month exchange program at                                    University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

2015               Monash University Travel Abroad Scholarship

2017               Victorian Craft Awards (shortlisted)

2018              RMIT SITUATE three-month residency and solo exhibition at RMIT's SPARE ROOM (2019) 

Relevant employment

2008-2016     Current employee of Scope - disability support worker for adults and children (working in day centres doing art                                           programs, residences, respite and community outreach programs)

                        Current employee of the Scope Recharge program (monthly at Box Hill Community Centre), assisting staff with art                                     classes at community centres and other leisure activities

2016                Box Hill Community Centre - tutor teaching painting, ceramics and other visual arts to children

2016                Box Hill Community Arts Centre – Arts Studio Supervisor. Assisting the technician with making glazes, firing the kiln,                                   ordering in ceramic and visual art supplies, keeping MSDS sheets up to date, maintaining a clean and safe                                                     studio


2010     “Picture This,” photography exhibition, Brunswick St Gallery

2012     Gainsborough Greens Art Awards, painting finalist

2012      “40x40,” Small Works exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery

2013      Urban Environments,” solo exhibition, Monash University Link Wall gallery

2013     “Contextualisations: it’s a race for space,” group exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery

2013      Group fundraising exhibition at Monash University Runt Space gallery

2013      Solo show in the sebandhaydenspace at Monash University Runt Space gallery

2013      Monash University Graduate Art Show (Bachelor of Visual Arts, Painting)

2014      “Psychedelic Landscapes,” solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, March

2014      “Artificial World,” group exhibition, at Space 32 Artist Run Space South Yarra

2014      LongPlay Fitzroy, projecting artworks alongside Windari, contemporary Brazilian folk band

2014      “Small Works” exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, as part of “Art this Way”

2014      “Nature/Nuture,” solo exhibition, Monash University Link Wall Gallery, August 2014

2015       Monash University Graduate Art Show (Honours of Fine Art)

2015      “PAINTING/OBJECT,” solo painting and ceramics exhibition at Loop Bar

2015      "Ritual Geology" - group exhibition at Topshelf Gallery, as part of the Craft Cubed festival

2016      “PAINTING/POTS", Solo exhibition at Seventh artist run initiative

2016      “Space Material” - group exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art

2016      “Winter Garden” – tutors' exhibition at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

2016        Seventh ARI Annual Fundraiser group exhibition

2017        “Verge” – group exhibition at Incub8er gallery

2017        Victorian Craft Awards (shortlisted)

2017       "Collective Impressions" - group ceramics exhibition (Holmesglen graduates) at the Malvern Artists Society

2017       “Support”, 2017 – group exhibition for Honours of Fine Art assessment at Site 8 gallery, RMIT

2017        “Cooked”, group ceramics exhibition at Lamington Drive, curated by Jane Sawyer

2017        “Is it?”, group exhibition for Honours of Fine Art assessment at Site 8 gallery, RMIT

2017         RMIT Honours and Masters of Fine Art Graduate Show 

2017         Collective X Slow Clay - Christmas ceramics market and exhibition 

2018         "Composing Collage" with Alichia van Rhijn at Seventh gallery

2018         Solo exhibition at Kingston Arts (May 2018, upcoming)

2018         Group ceramics exhibition at c3 gallery, curated by Sophia Cai (September 2018, upcoming)

2019         Solo exhibition at RMIT's SPARE ROOM gallery (upcoming) 


2007      “Ginkgo,” self-published zine of poetry and art, sold at Sticky zine shop

2011       “Precious Stone,” short story presented in Snatches, RMIT event in Melbourne Fringe Festival

2011      “Branches,” highly commended short story in Incisors and Grinders – Monash University Creative Writers Anthology

2012      “Great Walls,” poem published in Voiceworks

2013      “The Garden,” poem published in Monash University Poetry anthology Verge, as part of the

               Emerging Writer's Festival

2013       “City of Plenty,” fineliner drawing published in Voiceworks

2014       “Enticing Psychedelics,” Vexxd Magazine, review of “Psychedelic Landscapes” solo show,


2016       “Hands that shape mud” by Georgia Anson, as part of PAINTING/POTS at Seventh gallery

2018       "Sprawling in Space" by Kieran Stevenson as part of "Composing Collage" at Seventh gallery 

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