Úna Curley, mixed media artist grew up in Kerry but is now based in Carrickmacross. She studied at NCAD and graduated with a first class (hons) degree in Textile Art & 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 & feelings and the expression thereof.
The initial exploration took her to Drogheda Institute of Further Education to explore the field of artistic expression through various materials, such as paint/wood/textiles and immediately she was hooked. Her affinity with textiles and fabric manipulation led to a level 6 qualification in Fashion Design and a chance to study at NCAD under the excellent tutelage of Dr Helen McAllister and Nigel Cheney.
Through textiles and found objects Úna explores our heritage, craft skills and materials for inspiration, and her mixed media pieces are quirky, thought provoking and question our relationship with ourselves and the environment as well as raise awareness of issues such as injustice, the worryingly fast pace of living, rate of consumption and subsequent waste.