Approved: 08.11.2011

Rachael Adams

Artist, Writer, Publisher, Graphic designer, Researcher

Approved: 08.11.2011

My practice is, in part, an investigation into a perceived problem of ‘memory as evidence’ in recounting personal histories. The landscapes that emerge in my work present an interpretation of a threshold – as a defined geographical and emotional space – created to explore and map stories and their anticipated outcomes.

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  • Location: Brighton, South East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Creative writing, Publishing, Graphic Design
  • Categories: Installation, Painting, Research, Text
  • Tags: Memory, Painting, Liminal, Topography, Graphics, landscape, Fiction / fact, Research
 
 

Biography

My practice is, in part, an investigation into a perceived problem of ‘memory as evidence’ in recounting personal histories. The landscapes that emerge in my work present an interpretation of a threshold – as a defined geographical and emotional space – created to explore and map stories and their anticipated outcomes.

Pattern, fragmentation and layers describe or imply themes of absence, social stigma and accounts of both the reliable, and the unreliable, witness. The painting process is broadly improvised, with areas of canvas often left thinly covered whilst other parts are built up over a period of time.

CV & Education

Exhibitions and Shows

2016: Fresh Air, micro-residency, Hop Gallery, Lewes

2014: Stories they were yet to hear, Hammerson’s, 10 Grosvenor Street, London

2013: Wintergarden, Transition Gallery at Sutton House, Hackney, London

2013: East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

2012: Longlist, John Moores Painting Prize

2012: Hammerson’s Emerging Artist Initiative, Solo show, The Former Stock Exchange, 125 Old Broad Street, London

2012: On The Map, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings

2010: National Open, Chichester

2010: Longlist, Jerwood Fellowship

2004: History & Preservation of St Pancras Station, animated film, commissioned by Channel Tunnel Rail Link Consortium

Publications

2016: The Scrutineer: Issue 2

2015: The Scrutineer: Issue 1

2013: The Bigger Picture, Work of Fiction

1998: Film Map for Scrutineers

Teaching & Freelance

1987 – Present: Scrutineer Publishing / Scrutineer’s

2007 – 2009: Archivist for the estate of cinematographer: David Watkin

1998 – 2008: Part-time lecturer, Fine Art, Northbrook College of Art and Design

Education

2005: Certificate in Delivering Learning (7302) Level 3

1995-1996: MA Sequential Art, University of Brighton

1993-1995: Postgraduate Diploma Narrative Art/Editorial Design, University of Brighton

1983-1986: BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting), Brighton Polytechnic

1981-1983: DATEC Diploma in Foundation Studies, Amersham College of Art and Design