Australian designer and artist, Maddie Sharrock’s work exists in the realm between control and chaos, where intentional creation and accidental evolution meet.
Blending ancient materials and processes with CAD (Computer Aided Design), Maddie has worked primarily in coloured concrete since 2004, making artworks and commercial pieces for her independent practice, and for Studio Twocan, a business she ran with her sister Becc Sharrock.
A graduate of Fine Art at VCA (2009), Maddie regularly exhibits her work locally and abroad, while also working with leading architecture firms, including ArchitectsEAT, Foolscap, If Architecture and Milieu Property. It was after her 2017 solo show Future Relief, at Schoolhouse Studios’ Long Division Gallery, that Maddie began developing her current method of sculpting using CAD software linked to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. The software brings a whole new level of precision to elements of Maddie’s process – a control that provides a striking contrast with the randomly formed striations and imperfections that occur in each piece when the layers of concrete are poured. In finding this place between manipulation and surrender, Maddie ensures that every work is a revelation.