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Ursula Burke is an Irish artist who works in a variety of media including Sculpture, Embroidery and Porcelain. Much of her Fine Art practice deals with issues of Representation and Identity within contemporary Ireland.


She was awarded the Arts Council of Northern Ireland British School at Rome Fellowship in 2014. She was awarded Joint Prize Winner of the Claremorris Open 2015. She is an artist member of Outland Arts, Fermanagh and Associate Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy.


Recent projects include solo representation at Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm by Ormston House Limerick, March 2017 and a residency and group exhibition at the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh during March/April 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Vestiges’ at Ormston House, Limerick September 2016 and ‘Vestige’ at the Oonagh Young Gallery in Dublin, during May 2016.


Future projects include an artist residency at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; an artist residency and exhibition with the Nerve Centre in Derry; an artist’s residency with the Belfast Print workshop; The Big Houses Project, curated by Mary Cremin for Galway 2020 including Alice Maher and Willie Dorothy; Solo exhbition at the John Jones Project Space London and a group exhibition at the Rossini Foundation, Monza, Italy.


She is a previous co-director of Catalyst Arts, previous administrator and gallery manager of Queen Street Studios, Belfast and Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Ulster. She was a visiting lecturer at IT Sligo and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. She is currently External Assessor for Sculpture and Ceramics at IT Sligo.


Her work is part of the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum Collection, the Office of Public Works, Ireland, the Harbour Commission N.Ireland and in private collections nationally and internationally.