Amanda Dunsmore’s portraiture artworks are created through socio-political-historical research. She was artist in residence at The Maze/Long Kesh prison (1998/1999). In 2012, she was commissioned for a one year Public Art Commission/Residency as part of Galway County Council Public Art Programme working with Older Galway County City LGBTQ+ Community, which led to the art project Becoming Christine. Forthcoming artist residencies include a Jackman Goldwasser Fellowship Residency, at the Hyde Park Arts Centre, Chicago and at the former famine village of Cill Rialaig, Kerry, Ireland, in 2022.
She has exhibited widely, including The Hugh Lane and the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, and internationally in Belfast, Reykjavik , Chicago, Aabenraa, Sydney, Genève, Berlin, Dresden, Derry/Londonderry, London, Weimar, Linz, and Melbourne. Featured in private and public collections including The Hugh Lane, Dublin, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Galway Council and the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Amanda Dunsmore is currently working on the 'Vienna Portraits - Woman of Politics' with Kunstraum Goethe Strasse xtd, Linz, Austria. She represented by ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany for the major public artwork PLAN. Dunsmore’s work has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland. Amanda studied at the Newport College of Further Education, South Wales, 1986-87, at Ulster University, Belfast, 1987-1991 and the University of Limerick, 1999-2000. She lives in County Clare and is a Lecturer in Sculpture and Combined Media, at Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.
Amanda is currently working on portrait production of the Irish Transgender-Rights activist Dr Lydia Foy.
The touring exhibition Becoming Christine is showing in 'The Age of The Female Gaze' the Belfast Photo Festival at Belfast Exposed gallery, Northern Ireland
The exhibition KEEPER at The Hugh Lane Dublin has been nominated for inclusion in the 2020/2021 Periodical Review X by the Director of Create, Ailbhe Murphy.
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