Amanda Dunsmore art practice has developed over the past 30 years. Dunsmore works in art processes that explore representations of societal transformation through contextual portraiture and social historic projects. Dunsmore’s accumulative legacy practice examines place, people and moments of political significance. Her contextual portraits evolve through long periods of research and the work is often presented as a series of extensive socio-political / historical art projects. Central to Dunsmore's art practice is an exploration of potential future memory, the legacy of visual parity in portraiture and the long-term implications of socio-political art making. Amanda Dunsmore has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally and her artworks can be found in private and public collections including the University of Limerick, Limerick; Ireland's National Collection the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; The Hugh Lane, Dublin; The Arts Council, Ireland; Galway County Council collection and The Ulster Museum and Linen Hall Museum, Belfast. Amanda studied Fine Art (BA) at the Ulster University, Belfast, 1987-1991 and Interactive Media (MA) 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.