As part of the Sainsbury’s Scholarship in the British School at Rome.
As part of the Sainsbury’s Scholarship in the British School at Rome.
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
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.
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.
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 (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 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.”
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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.
Paper, Saatchi Gallery, June 18 -September 29, 2013