Madeleine Preston is a Sydney based artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. The current focus of her practice is how people choose to remember the past and how and what they choose to forget. She is a director of Home@735 Gallery in Redfern

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The work in The Tanagras Archive are based on the Louvre’s Tanagras collection. On their unearthing, these Greek ceramics were coveted by France’s bourgeoisie as affordable symbols of wealth and taste. The paintings in Tanagras Archive show bourgeois interiors where either meals or celebrations take place. This iteration of the archive delves into the often complained about (by artists)desire of the collector for a work of art to 'match the colour of the couch' did the work or the interior come first?