Work from the Hawkesbury River collection was made made during and after an artist residency on the Hawkesbury River of New South Wales in 2015.
Madeleine was awarded the Bammy Memorial Residency by Sydney gallery Marrickville Garage in October 2015, when she spent a month living and working at Mangrove Creek. Working en plein air, often on a canoe, as well as in the farmhouse studio, Madeleine developed a series of paintings and drawings that continued to evolve for twelve months.
Works from this period were shown in The Bammy Exhibition at Marrickville Garage's gallery in April 2016. Other select works were chosen as finalists in the 2016 New South Wales En Plein Air Landscape Prize and the 2017 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize.