A native of Charleville, Co Cork, Úna McCarthy has worked as Head of Festivals with The Arts Council since 2004. She is due to take up her position as LCGA Director in Limerick on Monday, 16th February.
Úna has worked in arts management since the early 80’s in Ireland and the UK. Prior to joining The Arts Council, she held positions as Director of the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast.
Speaking about her appointment, she said she was excited about her new role in Limerick.
“This is an auspicious time for the arts, and specifically the Visual Arts, in Limerick after the success of City of Culture, the forthcoming Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with such strong Limerick connections and the exciting programme of exhibitions already in place for 2015,” she said.
“I especially value the fact that LCGA is a municipal gallery, and as such, is owned by the people. I feel truly honoured to have this opportunity to develop and present an ambitious programme of work over the next few years. I will aim to ensure that people from Limerick and beyond have an opportunity to enjoy and engage with the gallery in an exciting way.”
Úna McCarthy holds a B.A. in European Studies from the University of Limerick.