Approved: 07.10.2008

Jon Adams

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Approved: 07.10.2008

My work explores sense and sensitivity through the 'hidden' and plays with perceptions of normal and the inaccessible. A geologist by training, published illustrator and 'Outsider artist' I transform or reposition simple everyday language, object, intimate story and experience to hide or reveal beliefs or cultural disbelief in attitude. I work in any medium, found object, graphic, film, sound, vinyl,

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  • Location: Portsmouth, South East
 

Biography

My work explores sense and sensitivity through the 'hidden' and plays with perceptions of normal and the inaccessible. A geologist by training, published illustrator and 'Outsider artist' I transform or reposition simple everyday language, object, intimate story and experience to hide or reveal beliefs or cultural disbelief in attitude. I work in any medium, found object, graphic, film, sound, vinyl, performance, inside and 'outdoors'. Founding member of Figure Ground, transforming perceptions of 'Public Arts' I work closely with many galleries and organisations in the South of England and London, having talked or lead workshops on behalf Arts Council England, Pallant House Gallery, Artsway, Dada South.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - Step - up Workshop leader, Outside In, Pallant House Gallery Solo exhibitions 2010 - Order of things 7 part 2-6., Space Gallery, University of Portsmouth 2009 - Dream 17, University of the Arts London, London college of Communications 2009 - In the arms of my loving father, Space, University of Portsmouth 2009 - The Goose on the Hill, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2006 - D-Effective Bullying, 3rd Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth Group exhibitions 2010 - First Found, large vinyl artwork, Change of Momentum show, Flux Festival, The Brewhouse Taunton 2010 - 'Shed Fragments' from Human Exuvium series, Kent County Council, 'Edios' at Kaleidoscope Gallery Kent 2010 - Transitions prototypes with J.Pradissitto and M.Shaw, illumini, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 2009 - Mash-up: Ring 7, Space: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2009 - Science - art, Shape arts London, Deane House Studios London 2008 - Gross clinic, Space: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2008 - I c*nt spel, Anita Gallery Space, Hackney 2007 - Dyslexic Library, ICI, London 2007 - Dyslineation, School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2007 - 'On the Level' 'Space Between', Touring exhibition, Slimbridge, Taunton, Salisbury Live/Performance 2010 - Order of things 17 part 6, Candoco school project curtain raiser, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth Intervention 2010 - 'Book bunting' (for Dysarticulate), 'Open Weekend', Ahead of the game, PHG, Garden, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2010 - Dada Fuss, Dada South, Arts Council England SE Office Brighton 2010 - Dada Fuss (main end showing), Fabrica Gallery space, Brighton 2010 - Dysarticulate - Flag field, 'Open Weekend' and Creative Campus Initiative, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth 2010 - Dysarticulate Flag Field, Kent Cultural Baton at Whitstable biennele, Whitstable Beach, Kent 2010 - 'Lines on the lines' with Dysarticulate - Field of Flags, 'Open Weekend', 'Discovering Places' and Creative Campus Initiative, Chatham Lines, Navy Memorial, Kent 2010 - Order of things 17, Part 1, University of Portsmouth, Portland Building Atrium 2009 - Lewes line, Southern Railway, Lewes Railway Station 2009 - Order of things 7 part 1, Accentuate Launch, Brighton Dome 2009 - Page 67 line 5, Facebook, Web 2009 - reading circle, Folkestone Book Festival, Creative Foundation Foyer 2009 - Swallow and swift, Southern Railway, Redhill Station Foyer 2009 - tick box, Southern Railway, Chichester Station walkway 2009 - Transgressions, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2008 - Dysfunction, Liberty Festival artzone, Trafalger Square London 2008 - Point Break, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London 2008 - Word wall: Vinyl artwork, Network Rail, London Bridge Station Artist talks 2010 - 'Open Weekend' - regional workshop - an artists engagement, LOCOG, Turner Sims, Southampton 2009 - Taking Work out of the gallery, Diversifying Outdoor arts/ ACE / Emergency Exit Arts, London 2003 - Arts and visual thinking, Falmouth College of Art, Falmouth Cornwall Workshops 2010 - Big Blue Draw, Blue Touch Paper, Isle of White Carnival Centre, Pallant House Gallery and Horsham 2010 - Flag Making for 'Open Weekend', 'Open Weekend', Ahead of the game, PHG, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2009 - Figure Ground Bracknell, Shop 4, Bracknell Town Centre 2009 - Figure Ground Brighton, Fabrica/ White night, Brighton 2009 - Figure ground: Chatham, The Joiners Shop, Chatham Dockyard Residencies 2009 - Artist in Residence, Faculty of CCi, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2008 - Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth 2007 - Artist in Residence: 07-09, Southern Railway, Southern Network 2005 - AA2A Artist in Residence, College of Art design and media, Portsmouth Projects 2010 - Blue Touch Paper, Accentuate, IOW Carnival Centre, West Sussex CC., IOW and West Sussex 2010 - Collaborations!, CCC and Accentuate (major projects), Portsmouth 2010 - Our View, Core steering group member, Accentuate, Folkestone, Kent 2009 - Access advisor: New VC gallery, Imperial War Museum, London 2008 - Figure Ground Projects, Fig (1) ground, Ongoing in the South East of England 2008 - The Art Bus, Art Route Dream, Portsmouth Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - 'Cultural Champion' for South East, Arts and Business awards 2010 , Chatham Dockyard 2010 - Order of things 17, Project grant award, Creative Campus Initiative, University of Portsmouth 2009 - Shortlisted, Excellence and Inovation in the arts , Times Higher Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel 2008 - Leverhulme artist in residence award, University of portsmouth, Portsmouth 2007 - Art Plus Final Award, Arts Council England and SEEDA, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes 2007 - Judges Prize, Holton Lee Open International exhibition, Faith House Gallery Dorset 2006 - Art Plus 07 Development Award, Cass sculpture Foundation, Goodwood West Sussex Educational experience - secondary 2010 - Driving Inspiration, Wycombe DC, CCC and Accentuate, South East Region 2009 - The order of things, Shepway Find your Talent: Creative Foundation, Folkestone, Kent 2007 - Creative Partnerships , Mayfield School, Portsmouth Educational experience - tertiary 2006 - Sessional lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Educational experience - special needs 2010 - Identitys, Dada Exchange PUSH, Treloar School Hampshire 2007 - Dyslexic Artist projects , The Foyer, Portsmouth Publications 2010 - The Heckler: Autumn Issue 1 2010 - Time and Space, 10 years of AA2A 1998 - Zoom City, Publisher: Heinemann Library ISBN 13, 978-0431076188 Other 2008 - Regional Council Member, Arts Council England South East, South East Region