Born in Loughrea, Co. Galway Bernadine studied Fine Art at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Bernadine graduated with an Honours degree in fine art and later went on to study a post graduate, Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teaching at Limerick Institute.
With a wealth of experience in many art media and means of expression, Bernadine will help you develop skills and nurture your creativity in a happy and positive environment.
National Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction) G.M.I.T Bachelor of Fine Art Honours G.M.I.T Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teaching L.I.T Foundation Diploma in Education and Training
2011-13 New Studio opened at Four winds Murrough
2008 Organised and exhibited in a number of mixed media, group exhibitions at the Cottage bar, Salthill Galway and at the Salt House, Dominic Street, Galway.
2007 Solo exhibition @ the Cottage- Video Installation, Oil Painting, Photography.
2007 Clonakilty arts festival- Video Art installation
2006 Birr Arts Centre, Co Offaly - Oil Painting, Group exhibition.
2006 G.M.I.T Project 06 - Video Art Installation.
2005 Exhibition of work in Tucson Arizona USA
2004 Degree show - Multimedia Installation
2003 Diploma show - Multimedia Installation, Dominic Street Arts Festival-window installation.
1992-99 Annual exhibition of art work and street performance by community arts group. R.D.S International Craft Fair Annual Christmas Craft Fairs
Interests and Achievements
- Bank of Ireland Award – Best Performance National Diploma in Art and Design 2003
- Oil pastel course with Urania Christy Tarbet at Galway Arts Centre.
- Selling and archiving Video and new media works workshop with Dr Tina Finke at the national sculpture factory.
- Glass slumping workshop at the fire station Dublin.
- Founder member and chairperson of Anord Community Arts Group
- Organiser of various arts events
- Arts Management Course, Regional Technical college, Galway- Castlebar Campus
- Children’s workshop facilitator (prop building, mask-making, costume, movement, percussion, storyline writing.)