Collective Matter x Panel

Souvenirs of Calton Hill is a collection of products created by designers and artists in close collaboration with manufacturers and makers across the UK and Europe. In partnership with Collective, Panel has commissioned artists Rachel Adams, Mick Peter and Katie Schwab, designer Katy West and photographer Alan Dimmick to design the collection.

Three-Part Necklace
Rachel Adams with Elizabeth Jane Campbell and Flux Laser Studio

The observatory on Calton Hill was the birthplace of astronomy and timekeeping in Edinburgh. Drawing on the hill’s history of celestial observation, Rachel Adams’ three-part necklace combines traditional and digital production processes to celebrate local materials and manufacturing.

  • Materials: Sterling Silver, Agate and Plastic
  • Made in Scotland
  • Full chain length 32″
  • Commisioned by Panel exclusively for Collective Matter
  • Handmade to order (please note this is up to a 12-week turn around)

Available to buy at Collective

Rachel Adams with Elizabeth Jane Campbell

The necklace is split into three separate pieces of jewellery, and the Sextant can be bought as a unique work. Availiable to purchase here.

Rachel Adams lives and works in Glasgow. Her work incorporates furniture design, sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, combining a variety of traditional and DIY methods including macramé and tie-dye with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. 

Measure, 2018

Screenprint on lasercut acrylic
Approx. 58 x 14 x 10 cm
Variable Edition of 12

Delighted to announce my edition for David Dale Gallery and Bloc Projects. Available from the David Dale online shop, or Bloc Projects.

Noon & Lowlight

Noon, David Dale Gallery & Studios
15.09 – 20.10.18

Saturday 15th September | 6 – 9 pm

Thursday – Saturday | 12 – 6 pm, or by appointment.

Lowlight, Bloc Projects
06.09 – 27.10.18

Fri 05 Oct | 6 – 8pm

Working within creative, menial, domestic and administrative labour Rachel Adams’s installation, with iterations in Glasgow and Sheffield, considers the linked systems that govern both the natural and manmade world and the possibilities where the two intersect. We are surrounded by incomprehensible systems, that detail not only the current shifts in society and technology, but also the environment and the natural world. Adams’s work exists at the collapse of boundaries between the natural and the synthetic, and the role technology and labour play in this breakdown.

Insight 18

Insight 18

Jul 21 – Aug 10, 2017
11:00-19:00, Closed | Sun, Mon, Jul 28
Venue | Yoshimi Arts

《recessed oval》 1981 oil, canvas  162.0 x 130.3 cm

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present our exhibition “Insight 18”.

“Insight” is a regular exhibition featuring works by the artists of Yoshimi Arts that have been held since 2010, mainly our collections. All works are categorized in accordance with the theme of each exhibition, attempting to reveal “Insight”.

In the 18th “Insight”, we will exhibit the works of six artists, Rachel Adams, Shigeru Izumi, Mizuki Kakinuma, Keigo Kamide, Haruko Sasakawa, and Minako Nishiyama, variously including paintings, three dimensional works, and photographshas.

image | Haruko Sasakawa “Plastic Bag” 2015 plastic bag

Rachel Adams
Shigeru Izumi ”Shigeru Izumi PAINTINGS 1971-93″
Mizuki Kakinuma
Keigo Kamide
Haruko Sasakawa
Minako Nishiyama



Housework is never completed, the chaos always lurks ready to encroach on any area left unweeded, a jungle filled with dirty pans and the roaring giant stuffed toy animals suddenly turned savage. Terrible glass eyes.


The Heat Death of The Universe, Pamela Zoline, 1967


Rachel Adams’ MFA Degree Show 2017, Ruskin School of Art, Shirley, looks at the relationship between textile and computing technologies and domestic labour. The title references both the 1849 Charlotte Bronté novel set in the time of Luddite rebellion in Yorkshire in 1812 and Dame Stephanie Shirley, the programmer and tech entrepreneur who founded the Oxford Internet Institute in 2001.


Shirley Sculptural installation: dimensions variable Acrylic, felted dreadlocks, plug, f-connectors, silicon flesh tunnels, acrylic, shoe lasts, aluminium, heat shrink tubing, socket bolts, coppiced hazel, ash and willow.


Open Studio



Open Studio

Yoshimi Arts is proud to present “Open Studio” is Rachel Adams first solo exhibition in Japan. This exhibition considers what it means to work in the studio and how creativity rubs up against domestic life. Influenced by sculptural history of the 20th century Adams has been considering images of the sculptor’s studio and and the sculptor at work. Alongside this she has been drawing on images from contemporary furniture and lifestyle blogs. Using hand dyed fabric, digitally fabricated acrylic shapes and traditional sculptural tools, this new series of sculptures aims to highlight contradictions in both our perceived notions of history and hierarchical structures separating art from design.

18th September, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan


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.

More Information…

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.

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