Bernie McAdam graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art Painting from Belfast School of Art, Ulster University in 2019. During her course, she spent a year in Zagreb Academy of Fine Art in the Erasmus programme and was invited to exhibit her paintings in the Klovicevi Dvori gallery. Her work was added to the official collection of the Academy.
Since graduating, she participated in many group exhibitions in a number of Belfast and Louth based galleries. She has been a member of the Creative Exchange artists collective in Portview, East Belfast, since August 2019 and curated the group show, Which Way Next at The Eastside Visitor Centre in January 2020.
Her first solo exhibition, Kingdom of Haven, scheduled to be shown in May 2020 was instead hosted online and took place in Flax Gallery at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey in October, 2021. Bernie engaged with Belfast based PSSquared Gallery’s Communal Open shared online drawing project, with a group exhibition of participants’ work in the gallery in September 2021, having directed two of the online sessions. Her work was also shown in Pluid – The National Comfort Blanket exhibition in the Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh House in Dublin in August and September, 2021.
She is a member of Creative Spark Print studio in Dundalk and has taken part in a number of group exhibitions in The Basement gallery in An Tain Arts Centre in Dundalk. Bernie participated in two 20:20 Print Exchange projects organised by Hot Bed Press with other artists from Creative Spark studio. Most recently, she took part in a group exhibition of prints created by studio members entitled Seven, which took place throughout different venues in Dundalk in May 2021. She is currently engaged in research for a collaborative project to be hosted in Belfast’s Pollen Gallery later this year.
Bernie’s work encompasses oil painting, print and drawing.
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