Madeleine Collie is a writer, artist and curator who lives and works between the unceded lands of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nations Melbourne Australia and Folkestone in England.
She led The Ash Project (2016-2019) a ground-breaking art science collaboration examining the impacts of trade on the ash tree, through memorial and plant human encounters in partnership with Kent Downs, Whitstable Biennale, Forest Research, Tree Council and Turner Contemporary.
She has produced curatorial projects with Wellcome Collection (UK), Common Ground (UK), Liquid Architecture & CAST (Aus) Live Art Development Agency (UK), Connexiones Improbables (Spain), Australia Council for the Arts (Aus).
She set up the translocal Food Art Research Network (FAR) in 2020 through which artists share long term research practices . She has published texts with Performance Philosophy Journal, Art Monthly Australiasia, UnMagazine, Real Time, MUMA, Centre of Visual Art VCA, Liquid Architecture, Bus, West Space and Live Art Development Agency, and Unbound as well as numerous artist publications.
She has worked as a performance maker since the early 2000’s including through research residencies with Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Pact Zollverein, and has presented performance work internationally in Singapore, Finland, Germany, Spain and Indonesia. She co-founded Panther (2004-2010), and Mimic Mass (2002-2008).
She holds a Graduate Diploma of Performance from Victorian College of the Arts, a Masters by Research in Curatorial / Knowledge from Goldsmiths College and she is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash University exploring artists proposals for instituting otherwise.