Cuppa for a good cause


St Leonards artist Marta Madison at the No Place Like Home exhibition. Picture: Adam Yip

HOME is a cup of tea for artist Marta Madison.

Her work features in a travelling exhibition called No Place Like Home curated by the organisation Link Housing.

Her painting Stacked, a dreamy watercolour of pretty teacups, is one of the highlights of the show.

It was inspired by her favourite pastime: enjoying a cuppa at home.

“I really love tea cups. I love the idea of sitting at home with a cup of tea, which I do every afternoon,” Madison said. “It’s the fact that you are making it at home and for me that represents security and routine. It’s very comforting.”

Taking part in the exhibition was important for the St Leonards creative, who is best known for her fashion illustrations.

She felt connected with Link Housing’s mission to provide homes to the most vulnerable in the community.

“I find it distressing to see homelessness especially in older women who often find themselves in dire financial straits after a marriage has ended,” she said.

Madison’s second piece in the show is called Sunday Morning and it showcases a view of sailboats over Sydney Harbour from her former home.

Andrea McCullagh

The exhibition is touring between galleries in North Curl Curl, Hornsby, North Sydney and West Ryde. It is showing in the North Sydney Community Centre from October 12 to