RHA West Masterclass in Drawing Anatomy by Una Sealy RHA – Thursday, September 14
Thursday, September 14, 10.30am – 1pm
Ballina Arts Centre
Free Admission, but limited spaces. Booking is essential: call 096 73593
In association with Ballina Arts Centre
Would you like to improve your understanding of anatomy or learn more about it?
Una Sealy RHA is hosting a masterclass at Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday, September 14 from 10:30am to 1pm. Limited spaces are available, so please call 096 73593 to register.
Please bring your own materials, and note that a male model will be in attendance. A tea break is included.
About the Artist
Una Sealy RHA, Secretary of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts
Una Sealy is a Dublin based painter, and has been a Member of the RHA since 2010. In 2021 she was appointed as the inaugural Professor of Art at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). She is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire College of Art (now IADT, Fine Art Painting, 1980); UCD (Higher Diploma in Arts Administration 1989); and RCSI, (MSc in Anatomy for Artists 2021). She has won several awards including the Ireland-US Council/Irish Arts Review prize for portraiture at the RHA in 2011.
She has held eleven solo exhibitions to date, and her work has been selected for many curated shows in Ireland and abroad. In 2019, she was one of ten artists invited by the Dept of Foreign Affairs to exhibit in China to mark 40 years of Ireland/China diplomatic relations. She has recently been commissioned to paint major portraits for Waterford County Council, Dublin City University and NUI Galway.
She is a fellow of Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and was Artist in Residence at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2018. In 2019 she was Laois County Council’s Artist in Residence at Laois Arthouse. She was the 2018 recipient of Fingal County Council’s Graphic Studio Residency Award. She was invited Artist in Residence at Eigse, Co. Carlow in 2008. Other residencies include Cill Rialaig and The Inishlacken Project, Co.Galway.
Una is a tutor in drawing and painting at the RHA School where she has developed a teaching module on Anatomy for Artists in association with RCSI.
She was a judge on both series of RTE’s Painting the Nation in 2016 and 2017.
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