Amanda Lynch Somerset, United Kingdom
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I am a visual artist and researcher, my special interests are within the Disability Arts Movement and in being an advocate for those who face barriers due to disability. I grew up on the outskirts of London, now living in Somerset.

My work has always examined things that make us feel uncomfortable, such as wealth within Western culture, Art History, women’s representation and disability. I’m interested in what isn’t spoken about and why. I think my work with the Disability Arts Movement has come from this starting point and the knowledge that when it comes to disability, there are so many things that are not spoken of. Although I tackle important and serious issues in my work, I have always tried to bring humour into my practice - I really feel that if you can make someone laugh, you have opened the door to a conversation. A lot of my work now includes conversations, researching and diving into things that make others tick. I’m curious by nature so research has come quite naturally to me. Working within archives and libraries has been a great way to delve into research history, this has allowed for more reading of various texts, from biography and academic writing, to news cuttings and everything in between.

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