Madeleine Snowdon is a Midlands-based artist working primarily through social practice, photography and mixed media. Her work is interested in the memory of space, in local histories retold through architecture and traces found in urban environments. Taking cues from psychogeography, her work aims to empower communities to reveal and celebrate forgotten, lost or overlooked spaces.
Madeleine is currently working on her community-led project Wandering the Weir, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and supported by Shoot Festival Coventry.
Her work Positive Signs and Britain's Favourite Market were exhibited at Seven: Skyscraper Stories at Arcadia gallery, Coventry, in 2022.
Madeleine won Shoot Festival 2022's Artist Development Award for her Afterimages series exhibited at the festival's visual arts exhibition (more info here) at the Burbridge Gallery, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
In 2022, Madeleine co-curated the exhibition Farm City at Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, creating a new series of work entitled Allotments for this project.
Her work can also be found on display at the SYDNI Centre in Leamington Spa, commissioned by Coventry Artspace for Artist On My Street (Round 2). More information on Artist On My Street can be found here on the Coventry Artspace website and here on the Coventry UK City of Culture website.
The Afterimages series was originally made in conjunction with the Then & Now: Arts at Warwick project.
Read more about this project in an article written by Madeleine Snowdon for Exchanges, an interdisciplinary research journal published by the University of Warwick, available here.
The Afterimages series received 'Commended' in the 2020 Digital Arts Lab Showcase, found here.
Madeleine also works in Community Engagement and has worked with various organisations such as Culture Coventry and the Community Rail Partnership in this capacity.