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Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken



Mood is Made / Temperature is Taken
Group exhibition curated by Quinn Latimer

7 – 9pm, Friday 04 July 2014

Glasgow Sculpture Studios
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Road G4 9SS

Mood Is Made / Temperature Is Taken is an exhibition curated by Quinn Latimer, an American poet, writer and curator that brings together work produced by artists currently working at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

Programmed as part of GENERATION’s Associate Programme.

Mood is Made / Temperature is Taken is generously supported by Creative Scotland’s Quality Arts Programme, The Hope Scott Trust, Cove Park and anCnoc.

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How to Live in a Flat

12 May – 15 June 2014

Join us for the launch event Friday 16 May, from 6-8pm.

Expanding upon her interest in modernist furniture design, the artist will show a series of new sculptural works which examine the motifs and contradictions of the highly functional furniture design of the 1930s, the era from which The Tetley building dates. Adams lives and works in Glasgow and this is her first solo show in a large-scale institution in the UK.

Adams will ‘move-in’ to her exhibition space between the 12th and 16th of May, returning at weekends throughout the project to ‘re-arrange’ the show, adding and removing artworks as she deciphers how best to inhabit the exhibition space. Guest artists will also be invited by Adams to re-design, animate and ‘live’ in the exhibition space over the course of the project.

This project is made possible with support from The Henry Moore Foundation.


Performance with guest artist Shona Macnaughton

Saturday 7 June, 6-8pm

For this performance, the audience is invited to a party without a host. An interior monologue begins in the manner of a self counsel from one of the guests, it takes as a starting point the text A Room of Ones Own by Virginia Woolf written in the same inter war period as How To Live In A Flat’s inspiration, reflecting on the material conditions underpinning gender relations then and now.

Shona Macnaughton is an artist based in Brussels. Macnaughton has served as a co-director of the Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh and is participant in the artist group Eastern Surf. Recent exhibitions include: ‘New Work Scotland Programme’ Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013 Legion TV, London online commission, 2014 ‘Kernel Panic Control’ Eastern Surf, Galerija Galženica, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014.


Artists’ Projects with guest artists Tessa Lynch and Jennifer Bailey

Saturday 14 June, 12-4pm

In response to Rachel Adams’ installation How To Live in a Flat, artist Tessa Lynch will activate the space by producing a series of concept sketches of people and objects using the space. Looking at the idea of illustration in space a start point Lynch will use premade gridded rubber stamps to mark out anything angular in the room and then describe the rooms’ use with quick overlaid line drawings.

Jennifer Bailey will install a series of repurposed cardboard boxes – the kind used in the sale of appliances and clothing – in and around the ‘furniture’ in Rachel Adam’s installation. The boxes will be ‘customised’ by Bailey with text works that pertain to the use of objects as supports for lifestyles.

Tessa Lynch (b. 1984 Surrey) lives and works in Glasgow where she completed her MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Lynch is currently completing a one year graduate fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios where she is working towards a commission for Jupiter Artland as part of Creative Scotland’s GENERATION.

Jennifer Bailey (b. 1984) is an artist based in Glasgow. Selected exhibitions include ‘Sarah’, Space in Between, London, 2014, ‘Kelly’, The Savoy Centre, Glasgow International Festival, 2014, ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, Liverpool Biennial and Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK, 2012. Upcoming exhibitions include ‘Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken’, curated by Quinn Latimer, GSS and Flats, Intermedia, CCA, 2015, Glasgow.

Long Reach


Rachel Adams presents Long Reach. Long Reach is a group of work about reaching. Reaching between art and design, reaching for inspiration or reaching for something new. You’re always stretching and grasping for that something you can’t quite put your finger on.

25.04.14 – 31.05.14
Opens Friday 25 April 6–8pm


EC1 & WC1 Gallery Day 2014
Friday 25 April 6–8pm and
Saturday 26 April 12–8pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop: Micro-Residency


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop welcomes Rachel Adams. The first Micro Resident of 2014.

Rachel will de discussing her work at ESW on Friday 24th January 6-7 pm

Rachel Adams’s work explores the relationship between science fiction, sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, questioning the historical and cultural value of materials. For this presentation, during her Micro Residency at ESW, she will discuss her work, which combines craft techniques including macramé with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. Her talk will focus on her longstanding interest in the 1960s and 70s and how our increasingly nostalgic, engagement with new age values relate to an anachronistic Utopian past vision of the future. Rachel will suggest that contemporary attitudes towards exercise and digital customisation could be seen to reflect ideas of self-expression and creativity originating in the New Age philosophies and DIY craft culture in the 1970s.

More information: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop


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.


The Open 100


My proposal has been selected for Open 100.

In parallel with the two awards, Artangel is pleased to share the online Open 100, the panel’s selection of around 100 proposals from the 1500 submissions received in 2013.

The Open 100 showcases an extraordinary reservoir of ideas for a huge range of possible locations – as well as a few impossible ones.

Go to the Open 100 site to see my proposal and the other 99.

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.

Just Imagine…


Taking its title from the 1930s science fiction musical comedy of the same name, ‘Just Imagine…’, curated by artist in residence Rachel Adams, brings together a showreel of research explored during her residency at The Lombard Method.

Comprising film trailers, movie clips, promotional footage, artist films and archive footage, ‘Just Imagine…’ presents a snapshot of the artist’s influences, including moving image treats from science fiction, craft workshops and feminist history from the ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond

16/05 – 18/05 ‘Just Imagine…’, Research film by Rachel Adams, The Lombard Method, 68a Lombard St, Birmingham

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