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Artist Bio

Image of The Observer's Book of Modern Art with an original oil painting of a young girl writing the books title

Artist Statement

Lindsay Madden is a figurative painter who explores, through painting, objects and photographs, the theme of childhood and growing up.

The timless honesty in children's body language is the focus of Lindsay's work, adopting playful narratives that connect the past to that which remains relevant in adulthood. Lindsay's interest lies in the uninhibited freedom of children, often juxtaposing the freedom that children feel while playing, throwing handstands and cartwheels for example, against and within, the rigid constraints and limitations of a ruler.

Using objects associated with schooldays, chalkboards, vintage school rulers, book covers and vintage game boards as an alternative canvas, to communicate our longing to hold on to the past.

The combination of chalk and paint acknowledge the ephemeral nature of youth, the inclusion of vintage rulers are a nod to the notion of continual measurement (physical, mental, and academic) against peers, siblings and the wider world. Lindsay's work has a sense of nostalgia, whilst offering a reflection on the bittersweet essence of childhood, inviting the viewer to probe their own personal and individual memory archives and bring their own narratives to play.

Lindsay graduated from Sunderland university in 2013 with a first-class honours degree in Fine Art and is represented by several galleries in the UK. She has exhibited in the National Open Art Competition as Somerset House and has been selected for the Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries multiple times.

Original Artwork
Stockists & Galleries

Logo of Southwold Gallery
Logo for Byard Art Cambridge
Logo for Smithy Gallery
Logo of Dockside Gallery
2024

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Tallantyre Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Baxters Gallery

Mixed Summer Exhibition, Byard Art 

Affordable Art Exhibition, Smithy Gallery

Affordable Art Fair, New York, Byard Art

2023

Winter Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Mixed Summer Exhibition, Byard Art 

The Story of Art, Byard Art

Figurative Exhibition, Byard Art

Driftwood Rules, three man show, Southwold Gallery

2022

‘Cover Stories’ solo show, Dockside Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Winter Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Whitehouse Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Cheltenham Art Fair, Byard Art

Spring Exhibition Southwold Gallery

Back to Square One Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

2020

Christmas Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Selected for The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries

Summer Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

2020 Exhibition, Byard Art

Spring Exhibition, Fine Art Consultancy

Summer Exhibition, Southwold Gallery

Mixed Exhibition, Byard Art

2018

Winter Exhibition, Dancing Light Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Christmas Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Winter Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, The Bakehouse Gallery

Suff and Nonsense, Harding House Gallery

Summer Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Spring Exhibition, The Dockside Gallery

Fresh Art Fair, Byard Art

A Brush with Colour, The Whitehouse Gallery

2016

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Christmas Exhibition, Albany Gallery

Imitation of Life, The Velvet Easel

Selected for the Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries

Stockholm AAF, Byard Art

Cambridge Art Fair, Byard Art

Figurative Exhibition, Hour Image Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Heart Gallery

A Way of Seeing, The Velvet Easel

Solo Exhibition, Bakehouse Gallery

Hampstead AAF, Byard Art

The Little Picture Show, Albany Gallery

New York AAF, Byard Art

Battersea AAF, Byard Art

The Somme Remembrance & Expression, Daisy Arts

Art and Ducks

2014

Selected for The Discrning Eye exhibition 2014, The Mall Galleries

Selected for NOAC exhibiton, Somerset House

Playing By the Rules, solo show, The Hawthorn Gallery

Always Remember Never Forget DLI Museum and Art Gallery

2021

Christmas Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery

Christmas Exhibition, Byard Art

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Tallantyre Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art & Southwold Gallery

Sprint Exhibition, Fine Art Consultancy @ Dockside Gallery

2019

Christmas Cracker Exhibition, Byard Art

Christmas Exhibition, Tallantyre Gallery

Edinburgh Art Fair, Tallantyre Gallery

Miniature Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Battersea Art Fair, Byard Art

More Than Words Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Melbourne Art Fair, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Along Your Street Exhibition, Byard Art

Spring Exhibition, Dockside Gallery

Off the Wall Exhibition, The Velvet Easel

Art & York

2017

Christmas Exhibition, Albany Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Tinsel Town, Dockside Gallery

Christmas Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Christmas Exhibition, The Bakehouse Gallery

Big Books Exhibition, Newcastle Library

Battersea AAF, Byard Art

Solo Show, Bakehouse Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, The whitehouse Gallery

Spring Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Spring Exhibition, Bils and Rye

Beneath the Surface, The Velvet Easel

2015

Christmas Exhibition, Albany Gallery

Christmas Cracker, Byard Art

Tinsel Town, Dockside Gallery

Christmas Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Christmas Exhibition, The Bakehouse Gallery

Big Books Exhibition, Newcastle Library

Battersea AAF, Byard Art

Solo Show, Bakehouse Gallery

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art

Summer Exhibition, The whitehouse Gallery

Spring Exhibition, The Hawthorn Gallery

Spring Exhibition, Bils and Rye

Beneath the Surface, The Velvet Easel

Exhibitions

Education

2011 - 2013  | Fine Art BA(Hons) - 1st class degree  

University of Sunderland

2008 - 2011  | FdA (Applied Art) (with commendation)
University of Sunderland

2007 - 2008  | Access to Art and Design  

City of Sunderland College

2011  | Applied Arts Achievement Award  Foundation Degree  

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