Madeleine Kelly is an Australian painter living and working from Woolongong Australia.
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Madeleine Kelly’s practice-led research is based on human entanglements with animals/plants/energy. Her research and writing focus on metaphor and inter-iconic visual ‘languages’ that suggest the contingency of knowledge. Kelly has exhibited projects nationally and internationally including the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia), and Tapetenwerk (Leipzig, Germany). Kelly has held residencies at the Cité internationale des Arts (France), Leipzig International Art Program (Germany), and YATOO Korean Nature Artists’ Association. She has won the Churchie Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Her recent curatorial project ‘Birds and Language’ was presented at Wollongong City Gallery. A co-edited online edition of the same theme is forthcoming for Unlikely Journal. Kelly majored in Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in 1999, and her practice-led PhD was conferred by the same institution in 2013. Kelly is senior lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.