Madeleine Northey
 

Textile Innovator

Sustainable Materials Consultant

Textile Artist

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Madeleine Northey holds an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking, ceramics and art history at the Nova Scotia College of Craft and Design University. These studies fostered a deep interest in craft and fueled her passion for embroidery and pattern design.

 

While completing the Bachelor of Textile Design program at RMIT, Madeleine refined her skills in sustainability research and incorporated it into work which envisions future textiles. Her focus includes embellishment and 3D forms which experiment with texture, movement, and interactivity. Her inspiration comes from history, travel and Australian flora and fauna, particularly deep sea.

Madeleine Northey
Photo Credit : Mary Ellen Cavett 

Education 

2019 - 2021

Bachelor of Textile Design, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2011 - 2012

Graphic Design Certificate, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada

2005 - 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Interdisciplinary, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Canada

Exhibitions 

Group

2022

The Annual Members Show of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Canada

2015

Contemporary Textiles in Synergy, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney, Australia

2015

Incarnation, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2011

Pyrmont Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009

Rare Type Show, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2009

March of Prints, Seeds Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2008

University of Dallas/ NSCAD University Printmaking Exchange Exhibition, Texas, USA

2008

March of Prints, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2008

SCA Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

2005

Layers: Student Interpret the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada

2018

Raw Assembly: Raw to a T, Hanover House, Melbourne, Australia

Publications

2012

End page illustrations for Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

Talks

2021

Panel Participant, Digital & Sustainable Skills Q&A session, RMIT Virtual Open Day

2012

What is Printmaking, Canterbury High School, Ottawa, Canada

2011

What is Printmaking, Canterbury High School, Ottawa, Canada

Professional Experience

2022

Co- Installation Designer for RMIT Exhibition Space at Raw Assembly: Raw to a T, Melbourne, Australia

Linen House, Work Placement, Melbourne, Australia

2018

2014 - 2017

2012 - 2016

2015

2015

2014

2010

2009

Screen Printer and Designer, Thread Work, Almonte, Canada

Head Screen Printer and Studio Manager, Workshop Boutique Collection, Ottawa, Canada

Owner, Designer and Screen Printer for Lightly Salted Studios, Ottawa, Canada

Embroidery Workshop as part of Contemporary Textiles in Synergy, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney, Australia

Embroidery Workshop, Westboro Brainery, Ottawa, Canada

Artist Residency, Lola Dot Studio, Almonte, Canada

Screen Printing Workshop, Industrial Design Student Union Demo Program, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Exhibition Co-ordinator for the Rare Type Show, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2021

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