ADDYMAN, Madeline

1929 - 2005

Madeline Addyman

As Madeline Southern, she was born at Wallesey, Cheshire on 3 October 1929, daughter of Henry Southern (1907-1952) and his wife Lily Margery née Schofield (1907-1968), who married at Birkenhead in 1928. She attended Wallasey School of Art followed by the Royal College of Art, but in 1952, after only two years, she abandoned the college having wanted to study fine art instead of textiles, to which she had been directed. Madeline married at Wallasey in 1953, John Hirst Addyman [q.v.] and worked as a display designer for Simpsons of Piccadilly, London. In 1955 they moved from Port Talbot to Colchester, Essex and, continuing her freelance work, was a freelance toy designer for Liberty’s of London. Two years later they settled in Sudbury, Suffolk from where her career involved teaching design at college and primary schools. Her career as an artist included solo exhibitions at Gainsborough’s House, Suffolk in 1976 and at the Albany Gallery, London in 1980. Working with primary education from 1970, she was a Deputy Head at Hartest, Suffolk and from 1983 to 1990, Primary Head Teacher and consultant Head for the National Pilot Scheme Teacher Assessment. Madeline also taught display design at Nottingham College of Art. In 1987, Madeline and her husband returned to Wales and established the Gwndwn Studios at their home in Bridell near Cardigan where, as well as creating prints, she designed kites, experimented with raku pottery and returned to oil painting with a large show at Theatre Mwldan in 1991. From 1994 to 1998, Madeline took part in a Residency at the British Embassy in Luxembourg and produced large architectural drawings for etchings. A print edition was commissioned by the Museum Communal, Luxembourg, which was also purchased for the British Council Art Collection. She died at Pembrokeshire in September 2005.






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