Bernadette Madden

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Bernadette 
Madden

Born
 in 
Dublin,
 Bernadette 
Madden 
studied 
painting 
in 
the
 National
 College 
of
 Art
 and 
Design. 
She
 works 
through 
the
 medium
 of
 screen
printing
 (
on
paper
)
 and 
batik 
(
on
linen).
 She 
had
 her 
first
 solo
 show
 in
 Dublin
 and
 has 
continued 
to
 exhibit
 regularly
 throughout
 Ireland 
as
 well
 as
 abroad.
 Countries
 in
 which 
she
 has
 shown 
her
 work 
include
 the
 United 
States
 of
 America,
Norway, 
Australia,
 Germany
 and
 the
 United 
Kingdom.

 She 
is
 represented 
in
 numerous 
private 
and 
public
 collections,
i including
 Aer
 Lingus,
 the
 Arts
 Council, 
the
 Ulster
 Museum,
  the
 Office
 of
 Public
 Works,
 AXA
 Insurance
 and
 Electric
 Ireland.
 She 
served
 a
 three‐
year 
term on
 the
 Board
 of 
the
 National
 College
 of
 Art 
and
 Design
 and 
two
 three‐
year 
terms
 on
t he
 Cultural
Relations 
Committee
 of the
 Department 
of 
Art,
 Sport
 and
 Tourism
.  Awards
 include 
the 
Macauley 
Fellowship,
 awarded
 by
 the 
Arts
 Council
 and
 a
 Cultural
 Relations
 Committee
 grant.
 Her 
work 
is
 mainly 
concerned 
with 
light 
and
 how 
it
 is 
represented 
on
 a 
flat
 surface
, how
 colours 
and 
shapes 
change
 when
 touched 
by
 strong
 warm
 sunlight

 or
 cool
 moonlight
. 
In
 Madden`s
screen
prints

 memory
 is
 always
 present
 and

 darkness 
is 
many coloured.

By this artist