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Una Curley

Úna, a mixed media artist, grew up in Kerry but is now based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.
Her work is influenced by her background in communication and personal development, as well as her concerns for the environment and worryingly fast pace of consumption and subsequent waste. Using mainly re-purposed textiles for their rich narrative, the pieces are quirky, instantly recognisable but always thought provoking. Through her labour intensive work she explores our emotional relationship with Time, Materials and Heritage.
She studied at NCAD and graduated with a first class (hons) degree in Textile Art and Artefact. This was the culmination of a long journey of exploring art as a language of expression.Having previously attained a BA (Hons) Mgt from the IMI and an MSc Communication from Queens University, Úna was still curious about the intent or meaning beyond words; in particular, the complexities of stories, concepts, words, thoughts and feelings and the expression thereof.
In 2016, Una was awarded a summer residency with An Táin Arts Centre which afforded her the time to explore the rich heritage of County Louth and develop new ideas through some collaboration and community involvement. In August/September her very successful solo exhibition ‘Mi Camino a travé del Arte’ invited the viewer to journey with her through the art works and to experience the issues and barriers posed during a period of change.