Photo by Alex Nisiriou, 2020
From London to Los Angeles, Madelaine Buttini has shown her artwork in exhibitions and music festivals around the globe, most notably in New York and throughout the East Coast of Australia. She is an internationally recognised visual artist currently living in Brisbane, Australia. Exploring hand cut and digital collage whilst using vintage and modern materials, she has been commissioned to produce work for Parade, Abrand Jeans, Elle Magazine UK, Adidas Italy, Gwyneth Paltrow's goop and The BBC to name a few. Madelaine is currently represented by Sydney based Zeitgeist Agency.
She 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 whilst also celebrating women, femininity and flora.
Whilst living in New York in 2017, Lana Del Rey used her artwork to promote her single Love which lead to a crediting debate through Vice Magazine and other news outlets. Madelaine was not paid for this work or credited for her contribution but was thankful for Lana Del Rey sharing her work.
In 2019, she started creating murals and artwork for music festivals such as Yonder, FOMO and Camp Flog Naw Carnival. During this festival period she launched a pop up store with Re|Evolution Retail in Riverhead, New York which saw her create her first retail space off the online store environment.
As a survivor of domestic violence and an advocate for ending stigma against depression, she is a major supporter of exhibiting within charity events to help raise funds for those in need. The charities she has supported are The Perspective Project UK, MQ Mental Health, The Heliotrope Foundation, Beyond Blue, Tara Brown Foundation and Friends With Dignity. She has also raised money for animal charities through the selling of shirts and prints. The charities she has supported are Primate Rescue Centre and Koala's In Care Foundation.
Exhibitions, Festivals & Charity Events:
"Madbutt & Friends w. Benefits" sponsored by Ballistic Brewery at Poly Gone Cowboy with 10% of the proceeds going to Youth Housing Projects (February, 2020)
Contributing artist at FOMO Festival in all major cities in Australia, in collaboration with Abrand Jeans (Festival, January 2020)
Contributing mural artist at Yonder Festival in Imbil, Queensland (Festival, November 2019)
"postedSTUDIO with Global Inheritance" headlining visual artist at Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Naw Carnival at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (Festival, November 2019)
"Stigma" charity fundraiser for The Perspective Project at Pop Brixton, United Kingdom (Charity Event, September 2019)
"Laneway Party" for Bigsound Festival at Winn Lane, Brisbane (Installation, August 2019)
"The Art of War: Against Domestic Violence" charity fundraiser for Friends With Dignity at Smoked Garage, Brisbane (Charity Event, August 2019)
“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)
Listen to the Podcast with Create Magazine:
Watch Madelaine on Super Late Episode 3:
Filmed August 2020 in Brisbane, Australia at Super Ordinary. There is some strong language in this episode (mostly from me, apologies). Skip to 1hr 25m to see the finished collage!