Dec 1st 2019
This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to support.
From sixteen wonderful shortlisted Graduates we whittled the selection down to five aspiring artists who will form our 2019 Annual Exhbition Graduate Showcase.
We present our selected finalists, the fourth of whom is Madeleine Daly - Moray School of Art
Madeleine works within an expanded painting practice. Her work contains physical and emotional fragments of encounters imprinted within her memory. This helps to develop an understanding of her place in the world in a way that cannot be put into words. Memories are continually worn and filtered through replay, self-editing and loss. The work walks along an invisible line between representation and abstraction, a balancing act of memory and imagination that creates an intersection between one thing and another. It is an exploration of a binary tension that is fundamental to life and death, provisional and permanent.