lamont | stewart
Madeleine Lamont and Penelope Stewart principals at Lamont | Stewart Art Projects have been curating and creating ambitious installation-based projects in abandoned industrial and domestic sites since the early 1990’s. Most notable was The House Project, inspired by Judy Chicago’s and Miriam Shapiro’s project from the late 1960’s. The 7 artist participants, and 2 writers inhabited the empty house for almost 2 months building and creating on-site. The exhibition ran for a further 2 months to great acclaim. The final documentation resulted in their first publication catalogue. The House Project
The most recent curatorial project was Stewart’s build…build better at the historic Zion Schoolhouse. For this project Stewart coordinated an ad hoc collective known as the Gifts+Occupations Collective, comprising once again artists and writers.
While Lamont and Stewart continue to develop exhibitions, pop-ups and curatorial projects, they have also pursued individual careers as artists. Showing both nationally and internationally in solo, group exhibitions and participating in global residencies.
In 2016 they began an online sales initiative inviting carefully selected artists to be represented. The emphasis being on photography, painting sculpture and works on paper.
Together they run La Ruche Press, a small publishing house.
Under the auspices of Lamont | Stewart Art Projects they are currently curating a series of short residencies and pop-up exhibitions throughout 2017-18.