A view of Una Sealy's artist-in-residence studio space in the National Gallery of Ireland.
Image © Una SealyCredit

Artist-in-residence \ Una Sealy

15 August–16 September
Millennium Wing Studio

Una Sealy RHA, is an Irish artist based in north Co. Dublin who has had an enduring interest in the work of Roderic O’Conor. This intense artist residency involved Sealy creating new work in direct response to Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont Aven. Immediately before she took up her residency at the Gallery, Sealy experienced an artist colony akin to Pont Aven as part of the ‘Inishlacken Project’ where twenty artists decamped to Inishlacken, an island off the coast of Connemara.

As part of her residency in the Gallery, Una Sealy facilitated studio sessions, painting demonstrations and talks. Based in her temporary studio in the Millennium Wing, Una frequently opened the doors to visitors to chat about her work and about the inspiration she drew from our Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns exhibition.

A graduate of Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design (IADT), and University College Dublin, Una Sealy was elected an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2010, and a full member in 2016. She is the recipient of many awards and bursaries for her painting and her work features in many public and private collections. Additionally, throughout her career, Sealy has been a key figure in the wider fields of community arts, arts education and arts management. Sealy paints domestic interiors, streetscapes, landscapes and portraits. Painting directly from observation she allows her compositions to evolve organically.

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