Una Walker is an artist and academic. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland, the UK, Europe and internationally for over thirty years. The main focus of her work has been site-specific installations which have been commissioned for a wide variety of locations, including Dublin Airport, a cathedral in Wales, military fortifications in Ireland, Scotland and Finland and an empty garment factory in Poland. Her video and audio works have been included in international festivals: Obsession Festival Turkey; LUX London; and Soundworks, Cork.
She was a member of the research team for the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2014, which dealt with building infrastructure in the newly created Irish state. This prompted her to think about the practical mechanisms required for nation building, and to look at the emergence of many small states during and following the First World War, which is the subject of her current work.