The Skinny Showcase: Madeline Hall

Gallery | 10 Nov 2014

Showcase: Madeline Hall

Madeline Hall is an artist and former director of The Royal Standard, based in Liverpool. Alongside her practice Hall is working on several curatorial projects, with specific interest in the reciprocal nature of audio and visual practices and artist-led activity. Exploring the phenomenology of space and materiality through the creation of contemporary collage, drawing and sculptural assemblages, she creates works that are both evocative and fragile, conveying a poetic fragility that is often inherent in the built environment around us.

“My practice is grounded in ideas surrounding space, perception and constructed environments. Fragments of discarded materials, colour, texture and appropriated imagery are utilised as mechanisms to examine the temporary and the transient. Through deconstructing landscapes and dismantling objects, I explore my interest in the delicate and sometimes problematic nature of our surroundings and lived experiences. Precarious forms and relationships are commonplace in my work – venturing into ambiguity, a murky and equivocal zone of indistinction. Whilst material investigation is an essential part of my practice, research is vital in the cultivation and realisation of the works. This intense interaction with materials forces the exploration of their boundaries, allowing me to intuitively develop an archive of material, experiential and conceptual influence.”

Since graduating from Liverpool John Moores in 2009 where she studied Fine Art, Hall was a director at The Royal Standard from 2011 to 2013. She has exhibited widely including Combines #1 (Model, Liverpool, 2014); Here Be Monsters, following a residency at The Florence Trust (London, 2013); Sluice Art Fair (London, 2013); CAVE Art Fair (Liverpool Biennial, 2012); Two of Us (Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, 2012); No Soul for Sale (Tate Modern, London, 2010) and Global Studio (The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2010).