Bernadette Louise began her performance art career working with some of the most important names in the field, including Ron Athey, Lydia Lunch and Nicole Blackman. Bernadette works as both independent Artist and Project Coordinator/Curator. Her flexibility to work both endeavours has been the making of her own successful creative practice.
Since embarking on her quest for artistic Self in 2003, Bernadette has developed a distinctly abject style of expressive Multimedia Live Art, blurring the boundaries of acceptability and accessibility of imagery and information. Intrigued by themes of bodily restrictions, psychotic extremes and camp theatre, she draws upon personal but often commonplace experiences. Her practice investigates taboo contradictions of the internal and external fe-male form by drawing on gynaecology and housework. Bernadette investigates what really goes on behind closed doors, within our minds and beneath our skin, a human reaction to being penned in.
Selected Media Quotes:
"A new talent that will illuminate the artworld over the next decade... Bernadette Louise addresses contemporary issues of identity in thought-provoking and innovative ways".
- THE FIERCE FESTIVAL
"A true artist" - WOOM GALLERY
"We've had the pleasure of telling you about Bernadette Louise before...she's always worth checking out, always stimulating... Bernadette Louise explores themes of feminine control and lack of control..."
- ORGAN MAGAZINE
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