After graduating in 1995 from the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Art) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Art -Sculpture) in 1998 Maudie pursued a career in the Film and Television Industry and over the course of the next 12 years learnt a wide range of skills within the Art and Construction Departments where she developed a love for sculpting. Realising there was much more to learn specifically about figurative sculpture she sought out some of the best training on offer in 2013 at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2016 she completed the Figurative Sculpture Diploma at FAA with a student teaching scholarship, and continued to teach for the sculpture department there for another year. Awards include Joint Winner of the Inaugural Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture (2016), Best Drawing of the Sculpture Program at FAA (2016) and Best Nude for her Life Size sculpture ‘Laura’ at the 12th ARC International Salon Competition (2016). ‘Laura’ was purchased by Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno (‘MEAM’, Barcelona) in 2017 for their Permanent Collection. See her website maudiebrady.com for more work.