Gordon & Madeleine K Snow: upcoming artists-in-residence

Husband and wife team, Gordon & Madeleine K Snow, plan to use their residency at Gunyah to reinvigorate their creative life...

Madeleine K Snow, Study in Pink and Blues, photograph

As busy yet creative parents it is rare to have an opportunity to focus on art making and art writing - our residency at Gunyah would provide stimulus for that. As we surface for air now that the children are no longer preschool age, we aspire to have more time to explore our artistic pursuits at Gunyah and into the future.

Gordon Snow, Anzacs, painting

Gordon Snow is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. Rarely without a sketch book in hand, Gordon has recently been working on a series of portraits based on images of ANZACS.  He has an abiding interest in the environment, climate change, and alternative energies.  Based in suburban Newcastle, he’s a keen planter of trees and this residency, in Gunyah’s bush setting, will provide an opportunity to refresh and inspire his works.  Whilst at Gunyah he plans to work on a series of sketches with a view to creating a suite of paintings.

Gordon Snow, Lismore Hills, painting

As well as being an artist, Gordon works part-time as an Emergency Room Doctor at Maitland Hospital. He completed a Masters of Art through UNSW College of Fine Art and in 2003 had a residency in Paris at the Cite Internationale des arts. In 2004 he exhibited in Sculpture By the Sea and later in Marrickville City Council’s Chrissie Cottier Gallery.  Between exhibitions and hospital work, he has been raising children and home renovating; ironically submitting his work The Great Australian Deck for entry in last year’s Sculpture by the Sea (but it didn’t make it!).  His work is held in private collections nationally.

Gordon Snow, Garden - work in progress, drawing
Madeleine K Snow currently teaches art history through the Hunter TAFE Newcastle Arts School and also writes art education resources for online delivery.  Previously Madeleine has worked for the AGNSW as a teacher lecturer and the MCA in museum education.  She has produced education resources for a range of galleries including Campbelltown Arts Centre C’Town Bling, DLux MediaArts The Garden of Forking Paths and Face to Face, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Anita amongst others. Whilst at Gunyah Madeleine plans to draft a children’s book, with the help of the creative and vivid imaginations of Louis and Hannah Snow aged seven and five.

Madeleine K Snow, Nasturtiums, painting
Madeleine has over ten years arts industry experience beginning as a Teacher Lecturer at the Art Gallery of NSW and Museum Educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 1997.  She was the Curator Education & Public Programs across the two venues of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) and Liverpool Regional Museum (LRM), and prior to that Education Officer at Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest.  At CPAC and LRM she worked on community cultural development projects and public relations within the position of Audience and Media Manager. Currently she teaches at the Newcastle Arts School Hunter TAFE and works in a freelance capacity as writer art education resources, editor and artist advocate.

Madeleine K Snow, Untitled, watercolour

For more information about the art practices of Gordon and Madeleine K Snow please see artinfoink.blogspot.com.au and Madeleine K Snow's new pop-up gallery www.madeleinekelman11.com