Bernadette Madden

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Born in Dublin, Bernadette studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design. Awarded  a scholarship to Paris by the Department of Education in 1970, Madden had her first solo show in 1971 and has continued to win awards since. Awards include the MacAuley Fellowship in Painting by the Arts Council in 1976, commended in Mont Kavanagh Award for Environmental Art and commended in Church Art Competition organised by Dublin Diocese in 1983. In 1984 Madden was appointed to the Board of National College of Art and Design by Minister for Education. Then in 1998 she was appointed to the Cultural Relations Committee (to promote Irish Art abroad) by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. That same year Batik “2000” was used as a millennium symbol by the Diocese of Dublin. In 1999 “St. John” batik was presented to his Holiness Pope John Paul II by President Mary McAleese, and more recently in 2000 “St.Benedict” wall hanging was presented by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Madden regularly exhibits her work both in Ireland and abroad. Her work is included in a number of public and private collections.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 Gordon Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
2011 Gormleys` Fine Art, Dublin
2007 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2006 Kenny Gallery, Galway
2005 Schwartzheide, Germany
2005 Hibernia, Florida, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 RHA, Dublin
2011, RUA, Belfast
2010, Matrix, Graphic Studio, Dublin
2009, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Selected Collections

Dun Laoire-Rathdown County Council
Aer Lingus
The Bank of Ireland
The Ulster Museum
The National Museum of Ireland
The Arts Council