Madeleine (Maddi) Ekeblad
ABN 66 337 509 933
Freeform Action Painter
Madeleine Ekeblad lives on Macleay Island with her husband in what has been described as a three storey cubby house called Three Martinis. (yes, we are responsible for the infamous Macleay Island Martini).
She was originally involved in the commercial art world before taking up painting full time in 1996. She studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art and from 2006 until recently was on the management committee there. She holds a History of Art diploma from the London Art College.
One of the highlights of her artistic career was in 2001 when she was chosen by the late Pro Hart to be listed with his World Heritage Art organisation.
Madeleine is Director of OMSA, the Onward Motivational Studio of Art, an Art Gallery motivating and promoting artists on Macleay Island.
As a motivational tutor Madeleine runs workshop seminars for both corporate and private groups at the Studio and has established an 'Artistic Escape' opportunity on Macleay Island, a sub-tropical Island off the Queensland coast.
She is a self published author of four books, ‘The Reluctant Artist', 'Art in a Very Ordinary World', 'I Started Painting a Tree' and "Controlling Elephants with Sabre Toothed Tigers", published in May 2013. This latest book is addressed at Secondary & Tertiary Teachers. Madeleine conducted the inaugural teachers' Professional Development Program workshop in July 2012, for Artslink Qld to launch this new concept.
She is currently represented by galleries around Australia, has exhibited at the Vienna Travel Gallery in Austria, and her art has been on display at numerous exhibitions, including Brisbane Parliament House 2005, 2007, 2011 & 2012. She recently had a very successful exhibition at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong and will be exhibiting there again in October 2013.
St. Andrew's Hospital, Brisbane, de Groots Lawyers Sydney & several Qld Politicians are amongst private collectors of her work both in Australia & Internationally.
Exhibitions & Invited Exhibiting Artist
2013 (May) Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong
2013 Redland Museum Q
2013 Red Hill Gallery Brisbane
2012 PARLIAMENT HOUSE BRISBANE
2011 Vienna Travel Gallery EU Athens Art International
2011 Manyung Gallery VIC
2011 ArtsLabour PARLIAMENT HOUSE Qld
2011 Martin Galleries Qld
2010 Gallery Eumundi Qld
2010 Martin Galleries Brisbane Qld
2010 Gallery 307 North Sydney NSW
2009 Art Sydney Expo NSW
2009 Gallery 307 North Sydney NSW
2009 Easter Show Manyung Gallery VIC
2009 Solo Martin Galleries Qld
2008 Martin Galleries Nundah Qld
2008 ‘Directors Choice’ Martin Galleries
2008 ‘Xmas’ Stable Martin Galleries Qld
2008 The Gallery Eumundi Qld
2008 Frances Reilly Annex Gallery NSW
2008 Gallery 307 Sydney NSW
2007 PARLIAMENT HOUSE Brisbane
2007 Solo RM Galleries, Hamilton Q
2006 OMSA & Our Lady’s College Q
2005 PARLIAMENT HOUSE Brisbane
2005 OMSA & Our Lady’s College Q
Corporate Workshop Tutor
Northbridge School of Arts Sydney
College of Surgeons
Queensland Cancer Council Relay for Life
Various Corporate Companies
School Workshop Tutor
Gregory Terrace Boys College
Clayfield College Lux Art Awards
Watercolour Society of Qld 2008
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