Amanda Jane Graham is an artist and researcher concerned with social issues. Her practice is a trajectory of self-reflection, personal narrative, and memoirs where the viewer completes the experience. This involves delving into memories to create humorous fantasies that can be humorous macabre and disturbing. ‘‘Stage Left’ is an installation and a residency. The imagery of the exhibition is a playful approach to looking at societal taboos and difficult social issues such as serious illness and violence. The exhibition approaches these subjects, through references to humour in popular culture, a pastiche of humour itself.
Graham is currently a doctoral candidate at Maynooth University. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘The Domestic Abuse Panorama’ at Transart Cavan in 2018. A Tribute To The Irish Community Butte Montana 1916-1919’ at RHA Ashford Gallery in 2017.