Maudie Brady

After graduating in 1995 from the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Art) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art -Sculpture) in 1998 Maudie pursued a career in the Film and Television Industry and over the course of the next 12 years learnt a wide range of skills within the Art and Construction Departments where she developed a love for sculpting (her most recent project being a Sculptor in ‘Star Wars- Episode 9’ Feature Film, Creature Department 2018). Realising there was much more to learn specifically about figurative sculpture she sought out some of the best training on offer in 2013 at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2016 she completed the Figurative Sculpture Diploma at FAA with a student teaching scholarship, and currently continues to teach sculpture and create her personal work in the studio space provided by the Academy.

Awards include Joint Winner for the Tom Bass Prize 2016, Best Nude for her Life Size sculpture ‘Laura’ at the 12th ARC International Salon Competition, and Honorable Mention for ‘Muninn’s Fate’ in the 13th ARC Salon. ‘Laura’ was purchased by Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (‘MEAM’, Barcelona) in 2017 for their Permanent Collection. Her work is in Private Collections in Paris, London, Sydney, Montreal, Bangkok, and Melbourne.

Academic

2016 Certificate in Figurative Sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Italy.
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), RMIT University. 

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Daydream

Hydro-Resin, H 115cm. 2015

Maudie Brady

After graduating in 1995 from the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Art) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art -Sculpture) in 1998 Maudie pursued a career in the Film and Television Industry and over the course of the next 12 years learnt a wide range of skills within the Art and Construction Departments where she developed a love for sculpting (her most recent project being a Sculptor in ‘Star Wars- Episode 9’ Feature Film, Creature Department 2018). Realising there was much more to learn specifically about figurative sculpture she sought out some of the best training on offer in 2013 at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2016 she completed the Figurative Sculpture Diploma at FAA with a student teaching scholarship, and currently continues to teach sculpture and create her personal work in the studio space provided by the Academy.

Awards include Joint Winner for the Tom Bass Prize 2016, Best Nude for her Life Size sculpture ‘Laura’ at the 12th ARC International Salon Competition, and Honorable Mention for ‘Muninn’s Fate’ in the 13th ARC Salon. ‘Laura’ was purchased by Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (‘MEAM’, Barcelona) in 2017 for their Permanent Collection. Her work is in Private Collections in Paris, London, Sydney, Montreal, Bangkok, and Melbourne.

Academic

2016 Certificate in Figurative Sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Italy.
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), RMIT University. 

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Daydream

Hydro-Resin, H 115cm. 2015

Maudie Brady

After graduating in 1995 from the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Art) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art -Sculpture) in 1998 Maudie pursued a career in the Film and Television Industry and over the course of the next 12 years learnt a wide range of skills within the Art and Construction Departments where she developed a love for sculpting (her most recent project being a Sculptor in ‘Star Wars- Episode 9’ Feature Film, Creature Department 2018). Realising there was much more to learn specifically about figurative sculpture she sought out some of the best training on offer in 2013 at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2016 she completed the Figurative Sculpture Diploma at FAA with a student teaching scholarship, and currently continues to teach sculpture and create her personal work in the studio space provided by the Academy.

Awards include Joint Winner for the Tom Bass Prize 2016, Best Nude for her Life Size sculpture ‘Laura’ at the 12th ARC International Salon Competition, and Honorable Mention for ‘Muninn’s Fate’ in the 13th ARC Salon. ‘Laura’ was purchased by Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (‘MEAM’, Barcelona) in 2017 for their Permanent Collection. Her work is in Private Collections in Paris, London, Sydney, Montreal, Bangkok, and Melbourne.

Academic

2016 Certificate in Figurative Sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Italy.
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), RMIT University. 

Daydream

Hydro-Resin, H 115cm. 2015

MAUDIE BRADY | The Collection

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Maudie Brady

Reflection

Hydro-Resin. 3/4 Life Scale. 2016

“I have found that teaching offers the kind of lifestyle that allows the time needed in the studio to create work. So when I got the offer of a free studio space and two teaching days back at FAA, I decided it was a good opportunity to make a fresh body of personal work”.

Maudie Brady

Being With No End

Hydro-Resin, H 88cm. 2018

“I have found that teaching offers the kind of lifestyle that allows the time needed in the studio to create work. So when I got the offer of a free studio space and two teaching days back at FAA, I decided it was a good opportunity to make a fresh body of personal work”.

Maudie Brady

Reflection

Hydro-Resin. 3/4 Life Scale. 2016

“I have found that teaching offers the kind of lifestyle that allows the time needed in the studio to create work. So when I got the offer of a free studio space and two teaching days back at FAA, I decided it was a good opportunity to make a fresh body of personal work”.

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The Sculptures...

My work explores the relationship between the universality of the human figure and the power of representing specific (as opposed to generalised or idealised) bodies. My artworks are created from observing real bodies performing a universal narrative of the figure.
With influences as diverse as classical 19th century sculpture, contemporary dance, and Norse mythology, new insights are crafted from both constructed and discovered juxtapositions.

I am inspired by traditional ‘classicalʼ sculpture and I believe having academic

training is invaluable for becoming a disciplined and honest artist. I believe with a grounding in a structured studio practice working with a live model, more options for working from imagination become available. The study of anatomy and nature becomes an important means to an end, and a tool with which to express an artistic vision.

When I begin working on a new project with a model in my studio there is a moment where my initial idea meets the reality of the modelsʼ physicality. The pose I develop from this meeting comes from exploring the narrative the modelʼs body is offering - for example, where the tension is held, or

where the compression takes place. How do these things inform the emotional content of the pose? Does this physical narrative take the original idea I had in a new direction or does it affirm it? This narrative takes me on a journey that moves beyond the specific forms I am trying to represent and into a realm of meaning much more universal to the human condition.

Being With No End

Hydro-Resin, H 88cm. 2018

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The Sculptures...

My work explores the relationship between the universality of the human figure and the power of representing specific (as opposed to generalised or idealised) bodies. My artworks are created from observing real bodies performing a universal narrative of the figure.
With influences as diverse as classical 19th century sculpture, contemporary dance, and Norse mythology, new insights are crafted from both constructed and discovered juxtapositions.

I am inspired by traditional ‘classicalʼ sculpture and I believe having academic

training is invaluable for becoming a disciplined and honest artist. I believe with a grounding in a structured studio practice working with a live model, more options for working from imagination become available. The study of anatomy and nature becomes an important means to an end, and a tool with which to express an artistic vision.

When I begin working on a new project with a model in my studio there is a moment where my initial idea meets the reality of the modelsʼ physicality. The pose I develop from this meeting comes from exploring the narrative the modelʼs body is offering - for example, where the tension is held, or

where the compression takes place. How do these things inform the emotional content of the pose? Does this physical narrative take the original idea I had in a new direction or does it affirm it? This narrative takes me on a journey that moves beyond the specific forms I am trying to represent and into a realm of meaning much more universal to the human condition.

Being With No End

Hydro-Resin, H 88cm. 2018

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Wounded Faun

Hydro-Resin, H 110cm. 2016

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Laura

Finished Clay, H 190cm. 2016

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Exhibitions

2017-18

-Finalist in the International Figurativas '17 Exhibition
September 22 2017-January 28 2018,
The Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (MEAM), Barcelona.

-'The Shape of Beauty'
Group Exhibition of Florence Academy of Art Alumni 
September 16 -October 8 2017, Palazzo Salomone Piccolomini, Pienza, Italy.

Exhibitions

2017
-Finalist in The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2017
For 'Let The Right One In' Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper.
 
2016
- Winner of Best Nude award 12th Annual International ARC Salon For 'Laura' life size sculpture.

Art Resume - Maudie Brady

-Joint Winner of The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture
For 'Geoffrey' (Portrait of Geoffrey Rush).

-Finalist in The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2016
For 'Iacopo' Charcoal and White Chalk on Toned Paper. 

+ INFO maudiebrady.com/resume

 
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Reflection

Hydro-Resin, H 80cm. 2016

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Muninn’s Fate

Bronze, H 82cm. 2017

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Avatar

Finished Clay, H 90cm. 2019

The collection

Maudie has a background in commercial prop making for film, TV and theatre. She returned to art school (in Florence) to acquire some academic techniques.
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