Group 8 member Úna Spain will give a talk on her arts practice on Monday Nov 23rd, @ 8pm in Gullanes Hotel.
Úna graduated from GMIT in 1997 with a Diploma in Art & Design and was awarded an Honours Degree in Photography from DIT in 2009. She also holds an MA in Contemporary Art Practice and Media. Her most recent body of work consists of photography, Super 8 film and a limited edition artists book collectively entitled Marking Time which looked at three ‘erstwhile’ sites in Ballinasloe and people formerly associated with them. The critic Aidan Dunne described this work as a ‘brilliant, composite insight into the social and psychological reality of change on a local scale in Ireland’ (Irish Times, June 17, 2009). Úna has exhibited at Tulca, The Kenny Gallery and The Gallery of Photography in Dublin.