Madelaine Buttini (Madbutt) is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia currently exploring hand cut and digital collage using vintage and modern materials. Madelaine aspires to bring a moment of happiness and hope from her artwork, especially for those who feel lost and alone within our busy and sometimes overwhelming society. Her work reflects upon the challenges she has faced as a friend, girlfriend and feminist.
Over the past two years Madelaine has been busy exhibiting in New York, London and throughout the East Coast of Australia. In 2017, Madelaine's work was featured in VICE Magazine and vastly online after Lana Del Rey shared one of her first public works "Brigitte" to promote her single, "Love". Since then her collage artworks are within inspiration sections of fashion literature, book covers and albums. She is a contributing artist for the Brooklyn based magazine, The Dispatch run by Folk Rebellion. She has worked with clients such as Goop, The BBC, Califia Farms and Roland Mouret.
As an artist Madelaine aspires to bring attention to important issues that affect a variety of communities. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression she aims to bring awareness about mental health issues through creating a discussion platform on social media with her artwork. In June 2017, she discussed within original works the issue of consent and female circumcision (FGM) at her first Sydney group exhibition. She has donated works to charity art auctions for Friends With Dignity, Beyond Blue, The Heliotrope Foundation and MQ Mental Health to help raise funds for those in need.
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Exhibitions & Charity Events:
“End of Year Exhibition” at Polygone Cowboy Gallery, Brisbane (Group, December 2018)
“Tis The Season To Be Mindful” charity fundraiser for MQ Mental Health at Off The Cuff, London (Charity Event, December 2018)
“Spill City Vol.III” at The Zoo in Brisbane, Australia (Group, December 2018)
"Trouble Makers" at VS Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne (Group, June 2018)
"Jungle Boogie" at B.SIDE Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Group, December 2017)
"Disposable" presented by Primary Arcade at B.SIDE Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Group, September 2017)
NHS Events presented a silent art auction fundraiser for Friends With Dignity Australia at The Loft, Brisbane (Charity Event, August 2017)
Raw Artist's Brisbane showcase at The Met, Brisbane (Group, August 2017)
Dobbin St presented a silent art auction fundraiser for The Heliotrope Foundation on at 64 Dobbin St, Brooklyn, NY (Charity Event, June 2017)
The Fin Collection and Par Femme exhibition “La Puissance/The Power” at Comber Street Studios in Paddington, Sydney (Group, June 2017)
Primary Arcade and Fort Heart exhibition at Attaboy Roy, Melbourne (Group, April/May 2017)
“She’ll Be Apples at Budd Street Gallery, Melbourne (Group, February 2017)
“What We Do In Queensland II” at Gallery 4017, Brisbane (Group, February 2017)
“Let’s Talk About It” presented by Brisbane Collage Club at mous. magazine studios, Brisbane (Group, December 2016)
“Can’t Win, Don’t Try II” at Kamio, London (Group, October 2016)
“I.D.K.W.T.F.I.D. / I Don’t Know What The Fuck I’m Doing” at 7 Tate Gallery, Brisbane (Solo, August 2016)
Selected Press & Mentions:
"Love Notes" at B.SIDE Gallery, Melbourne (September 2017)