Photograph of Amanda Dunsmore in her exhibition MEMENTO-AGREEMENT, Ulster University Gallery, 2023.
Amanda Dunsmore, MEMENTO-AGREEMENT, 2023

Amanda Dunsmore studied at the Newport College of Further Education, South Wales, 1986-87, the Ulster University, Belfast, 1987-1991 and the University of Limerick, 1999-2000. She lives in County Clare and is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Limerick School of Art and Design, TUS, Ireland.

Significant art projects include: AGREEMENT (2004-2023), a unique collection of 14 video portraits depicting individuals involved in the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement of 1998. KEEPER archive (1997-ongoing), which was initiated whilst artist in residence at The Maze/Long Kesh prison, in Northern Ireland.

Commissioned as artist in residence working with the older LGBTQ+ Community (2012, Galway County Council), led to the major art project BECOMING CHRISTINE.

Since 1992, Dunsmore has exhibited internationally including Signs of Life' the inaugural Melbourne International Biennial, Australia (1999); Aabenraa Biennial (2012), Denmark; Galerie Coac, Berlin Germany (2005) ; IDAO/Kara Hughes Gallery, Chicago (1992, 1995, 1996, 2005); Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (1997); ArtHouse, Sydney, Australia (2000); KunstRaum Goethestrasse, Austria, (2008, 2009, 2019); International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Genève, Switzerland (2006); Motorenhalle, Dresden, (2005) and ACC Gallerie, Weimar, Germany (1997, 1999, 2019). In Ireland; at The Model (2022), Sligo; Crawford Art Gallery, (2007, 2014, 2023, 2024), the Triskel Art Centre, (2005) Cork; the Hugh Lane Gallery (2018), the Royal Hibernian Academy/RHA (2018), Rathfarnham Castle (2006) NCAD Gallery (2009), Dublin; Regional Arts Centre, Donegal (2019); Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick, (2019, 2024); Void Gallery, Derry/Londonderry (2005); Belfast Exposed Gallery of Photography, (2020); Ulster University, Belfast, (2023); Omagh Baths Gallery, Belfast, (1997, 2005) Northern Ireland.

Amanda Dunsmore’s work has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, The British Council, The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Galway County Council, Clare County Council and Culture Ireland.

Her artworks are held in national and international public collections and she is represented by ACC Galerie, Germany, for the major public artwork PLAN and collaborates through public art commissions, with social practice organisation/gallery KunstRaum xtd, Linz, Austria.

The artwork The People’s Portraits 1899-1918, on loan from the Hugh Lane Gallery Collection, is currently showing at the Crawford Gallery, Cork, in the exhibition A Matter of Time until 7th June. Forthcoming exhibitions include; AGREEMENT, at the Mitchell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada (May - August 2024) and the Bourne Vincent Gallery, (December – February, 2025), University of Limerick, Ireland.

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