Bernadette Madden was born in Dublin in 1948. She studied Painting at the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1970. She works mainly through the medium of batik (wax resist on linen) and also makes screenprints on paper. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including Aer Rianta, The Arts Council, The Office of Public Works and The Ulster Museum. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad, including the USA, Germany, Norway and the UK.
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`In the work I produce, I am concerned with light and the way it reacts both in nature and the built environment”
When Bernadette graduated from the NCAD in 1970, she was already fairly well established as a painter. She continued to work and exhibit from the studio and gallery she had set up while at college. She has had a very successful career to date with numerous awards and accolades. In 1976, she was awarded the Macauley Fellowship in Painting by the Art Council. In 1984 she was appointed to the Board of the National College of Art and Design by the Minister for Education. From 1998 until 2006 she served on the Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Her work is illustrated in the Junior Certificate Art textbook, in both the 2006 and 1993 editions. She has completed a number of large commissions, in batik, for public and private buildings including Trinity College, University College, Marino College of Further Education, AXA Insurance and Bord Bia, ( all in Dublin ) and Delgany Golf Club Wicklow, Irish Cement, Drogheda, St. Anthony`s Church, South Carolina,,USA, and Washington Theological Union, DC, USA. She is represented in the National Self Portrait Collection , in Limerick.
Find out more about the artist’s work here: www.bernadettemadden.ie