Bio/CV

Est. 2001. Born Belper, UK. Education in Birmingham, UK.

Madeleine (“Mads”) Washbrook is a Belper-Birmingham artist, specializing in painting, textiles, collage, digital and film.

Currently pursuing a Fine Art BA (Hons) at Birmingham School of Art (BCU), her work is grounded in technology, post-humanism, post-modernism and the post-internet. Washbrook’s practice is political, focusing on aspects of technology that are often uncritiqued or require a critical discourse. Her practice has often criticised the technology industry, for the oversaturation of the market, resulting in an overflow of technological waste.

Education:

2019-2022 (Present) – Birmingham School of Art, Fine Art, BA Hons

Selected exhibitions:

November 2018 – WW1 Centenary crochet poppies community installation – Co-Creator/Installer

January 2020 – Level 4 end of module degree show, at Birmingham School of Art – Exhibited artist/Installer.

August – October 2020 – Oddball Space’s Locked Down, Oddball Space [Online] – Exhibited artist.

September 2020 – “The Fashionably Late Exhibition” end of Level 4 degree show [Online] – Participant artist, organizer, curator.

June – July 2021 – Round Lemon’s WORM Exhibition [Online] – Exhibited artist.

26th October 2021, Level 6 Open Studios, for Night School, F.02, Birmingham School of Art – Exhibiting Artist and Collaborative Curator.

13th November 2021 – 8th January 2022, Oddball Space’s A4, Oddball Space [online] – Exhibited Artist.

16th November 2021, Tomorrow’s News, Vivid Project, With Birmingham School of Art – Exhibiting Artist and Collaborative Curator.

Selected Projects:

2020 – The Obsolescence Project, Birmingham School of Art, Level 4

2020 – “Just One More Thing”: Media Archaeology and Commercialised Technology, Birmingham School of Art, Level 5

2021 – Fragmented Fiends: The Child, The Trauma and The Cyborg, Birmingham School of Art, Level 5

Selected Publications:

Duplicate (2021) Workshop publication, BAAAD Press, Eastside Projects; Birmingham (Workshop organiser and participant)

Circuit Brain (2021), Poetry Anthology, BAAAD Press; Birmingham (PDF available upon request)

WORM.EXHIB (2021), Digital exhibition catalogue, Round Lemon; Birmingham. (Exhibited artist)

Selected Workshops:

Duplicate Workshop 2021 – Workshop organiser and participant

Markets:

Farmer’s Market, August 9th 2020, with SewFriggingCrafty, co-exhibitor and seller.

Young Traders Market, August 15th 2021, with SewFriggingCrafty, co-exhibitor and seller.

Belper Arts Trail, August 29th 2021, with SewFriggingCrafty, co-exhibitor and seller.

Collectives:

May 2020 – Art4Brum Collective