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GALLERY ADAGIO

91 Glebe Point Road

Glebe NSW 2037

P (02) 9552 2833

F (02) 9571 1899

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sunday,

11am - 6pm.

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith Image

Bernadette Smith Image

Bernadette Smith has been a practising artist and art educator for over 20 years. She is represented in international art collections both corporate and institutional. Bernadette has a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute, USA and currently lives in Lake Macquarie, Australia. Her art practice has included painting, photography and film. Bernadette’s photography, both documentary and experimental, has challenged nature’s exile, globalisation and the postmodern spiritual void. Her abstract painting explores the power of the unmediated artist gesture and the materiality of impasto paint. In 2009 she was selected for the Florence Biennale.

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

2007 Multimedia Certificate IV Hunter Street TAFE, Newcastle

1988 Master of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA.

1984 Graduate Diploma of Professional Art Studies, College of Fine Arts, University of N.S.W; Australia. Major: Photography and film/video

1980 Bachelor of Education in Art, University of Newcastle, Australia.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 “Fluid Abstractions” photographs and painting at Art Systems Wickham.

2006 3 person show John Miller Gallery, Newcastle.

2005 The Goya Collection Show, Goya Galleries, Melbourne.

2003 Mosman Art Prize exhibition finalist, Sydney, Australia.

2000 “Affinities” Photographic Exhibition, Seniwati Women’s Gallery, Bali

1999 Australia Day group show, Australian High Commission, Singapore

1993 “Australia - The Disappearing Land”, photographs and film at Fotogalerie Kommunale Friedrichshain, Berlin.

1991 “Visions of the Heart”, photographs at Kodak Gallery, Sydney.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Marriott Hotels, Australia

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.

Fotogalerie Kommunale Friedrichshain, Berlin.

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, U.S.A.

State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Archive, Australia.

Australian National Film Archive.

ARCO Experimental Cinema Library, Madrid, Spain.