Category: Exhibitions

New Work: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, New Work, Opening Friday 9th 6 – 8 pm

Running 10th – 24th

Monday Saturday 10 – 5pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is delighted to present an exhibition of new work produced by the artists on this year’s Micro Residency Programme.

Rachel Adams, Michelle Hannah, Chris Walker and Chloe Windsor have been this year’s Micro Residency artists and have used their time and the resources of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to develop new work that ranges from performance to animation by way of sculpture.

Designed around an open brief to foster experimentation and encourage interdisciplinary practice, the residencies offer participants the opportunity to undertake an intensive six week period of research. The flexible nature of the programme allows artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefitting from ESW’s facilities and staff support.
Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams (b.1985, Newcastle upon Tyne, lives and works in Glasgow) graduated with Fine Art MA from University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow 2013, Posturing, part of the Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2012; Refurnished, Galerie De Expeditie, Amsterdam; 2012; Cut From Whole Cloth, domobaal, London, 2011; Marble Mouthed, The Duchy, Glasgow, 2011.

Michelle Hannah

Michelle Hannah is a Glasgow based artist born in Alexandria, Scotland and a graduate from the Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art. Selected exhibitions/performances/screenings include NGCA, Modern Edinburgh Film School, CGP London, Whitely Arts Festival, University of London, Vetlanda Museum, Glasgow Project Rooms, Gi 2012, Dresden Film Festival, CCA, Generator Projects, Embassy Gallery, London Art Fair and is now the curator of a performance and video based event under the theme and title ‘NITEFLIGHTS’ which will appear throughout Glasgow in 2013.

“There is a strong sense of Romanticism in my practice, mainly in the roles which sound, performance and expanded cinema has in tackling the themes of metaphysics and science fiction.”

Chris Walker

Since completing his MFA at ECA in 2004 Chris Walker has exhibited regularly, nationally and internationally. Recent work includes Project !Wakaka! At Outskirts festival, Platform, Glasgow (2012) and Polygon, Kunstarkaden, Munich (2011). Chris’s work is informed by contemporary news reporting and censorship; the every-day nature of the presentation of violence in the media; consumerism and materialistic imperatives and contemporary philosophical ideas relating to ethics.

Chloe Windsor
Chloe Windsor graduated from University of Dundee with a  BA(Hons) Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices. Since graduation she has exhibited across Scotland, most recently in a solo exhibition at Superclub in Edinburgh.
Young Athenians Exhibition – Gold Prize, Moray Art Centre

Art, Philosophy & Contemporary Practices Award,        University of  Dundee

Game Changer


Game Changer
Off-site group exhibition at Meadowbank Sports Centre
Rachel Adams | Jacob Dahlgren | Nilbar Güreş | Haroon Mirza 
1 August – 1 September

Game Changer is Collective’s festival exhibition; a curated group show that will be held off-site at Meadowbank Sports Centre. Game Changer will bring together artists whose work considers materials, space, physicality and body image.

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Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.


Suburban Mystic


Suburban Mystic

14 – 15 June, 12 – 5pm
Preview 13 June, 6 – 8pm

Glasgow based artist Rachel Adams has been in residence at The Lombard Method from March until June 2013, undertaking research and developing new work.

Adams has been exploring the relationship between science fiction, classical sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, questioning the historical and cultural value of materials. For this end of residency presentation she has produced new objects combining craft techniques including macramé with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. The works all use motifs commonly seen in interior design from the 1960s and 70s, such as eye clocks and plant hangers. By combining these materials and motifs, Adams aims to create associations between interior styling and predictions of the future, creating an installation synthesised from an unfamiliar combination of past and present “Earth” styles.

The Sculpture Show – Posturing


Posturing is the overall title for a collection of three new sculptures and one photographic work by the Edinburgh based artist Rachel Adams. It is also the individual title of one of her sculptures; a work which takes its inspiration in structure from Antonio Canova’s neo-classical marble depiction of The Three Graces. Adams’ version is produced with crumpled painted waxed paper; carefully standing, it is positioned atop a tie dyed fabric covered plinth. The plinth’s colours, and the dappled effect created by the tie dye process, together produce a finish which bears a resemblance to certain types of marble.

Posturing is part of the Scultpure Show, Modern One, Scottish National Gallery of Modern art on till 24th June 2012.

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Arrives in Starting GI


/ Arrives in Starting

Rachel Adams, Amelia Bywater, Ian Giles, Fiona Mackay, Nicholas Party /Stephane Devidal, Eric Schumacher, Carrie Skinner, Alan Stanners, Katri Walker, Michael White and Laura Yuile

20.04.12 – 07.05.12
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

The Duchy presents an ambitious off-site project, showcasing new artwork by a selection of Scotland’s strongest young artists; a collective generational representation brought together with a focus on the individual vision and practice of each artist’s structural rigour and semiotic sensitivity.

/ Arrives in Starting will show the work of a disparate set of young contemporary artists representing a diverse range of artistic positions, with order and clarity achieved through collective display. The critical content of the exhibition examines the current state of contemporary art in Scotland today; chosen due to their on-going achievements both nationally and internationally and a commitment to producing exciting and innovative art. Each artist has been invited to contribute an ambitious piece or body of work, with The Lighthouse providing a central platform for each artist to present in the context of an exciting international festival within the historical setting of the building’s newly refurbished main gallery space. The exhibition encompasses film, performance, sculpture, painting and installation; focusing on each artist’s individual practice rather than searching for equilibrium, to demonstrate the best new work to the international audience of the festival.

The Duchy is a gallery working with the most exceptional recent graduates, emerging artists and more established practitioners. The exhibition, and the gallery’s first off-site showcase, is a topical show in line with The Duchy’s curatorial vision with any themes or topics arising from a desire to realise the potential of an exhibition through adopting an anonymous position. / Arrives in starting aims to represent its exhibiting artists and is also illustrative of the duchy’s curatorial ethos in an experimental form. In the several themes contained within the show, the direction is rooted in the title; taken from Mina Loy’s 1914 poem Aphorisms on Futurism, tying in with the festival’s curatorial theme Real Time and reflecting the focused and emerging nature of the contributing artists.


/ Arrives in starting is kindly supported by:

Creative Scotland, Edinburgh City Council, The Lighthouse