Amanda Dunsmore works in art processes that explore representations of societal transformation utilising contextual portraiture and social historic projects through examination of place, people and moments of political significance. Her art practice has developed over 30 years and is an exploration of potential future memory, the legacy of visual parity in portraiture and the long-term implications of socio-political art making.
The special 3-screen presentation of AGREEMENT exhibited in the Ulster University, Belfast, (depicted) including a synthetic media portrait of Dr. Mo Mowlam the former UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1997-1999), created from archival RTE television media and machine learning.
The portrait of Mairead Corrigan Maguire (depicted) is a photographic version of the 2017 filmed portrait artwork. Mairead Corrigan Maguire (filmed in the Peace House, Belfast), Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, founded The Peace People, a cross-community grassroots movement dedicated to ending the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. For their search for peace and reconciliation Maguire and Williams were jointly awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize.
The synthetic media portrait of Mo Mowlam and the filmed portraits of Mairead Corrigan Maguire are linked to a new series of portraits addressing the under-representation of women in politics titled: Paritas