Bernadette Hopkins – Visual, Performance, Social Practice Artist and Freelance Curator
Bernadette is a visual/ performance/socially engaged artist and freelance curator. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has lived and worked in Milan, Dublin, and now lives in Co. Donegal. She graduated with a first class honours in Masters Social Practice Art and Creative Environment at Limerick School of Art and Design, and a BA in Fine Art and Painting at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design.
She researched and wrote ‘A Donegal Framework Document for Intercultural Art and Culture’, commissioned and published by Donegal, Mayo and South County Dublin Art Councils and has co-founded artist collaborations Wild Swans, Cuislí , Utopia Ducks and Art of Resistance. She curates Radical ReThink Conversations in Contemporary Art at the Regional Cultural Centre, Co. Donegal. Recent collaborative projects and performances include ‘Forgotten Places’2020 and A Pound of Feathers' 2021 by Wild Swans International Artists in collaboration with Gresol Art Spain.