Approved: 16.08.2006

Lindsey Adams

Artist, Curator

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts At present I am making paintings from photographs of shadows; sometimes the source material is included, but not always. This drives an ongoing concern with location, time, memory and space; making order out of chaos; searching to reveal hidden links; evoking feeling through absence. This also relates to an interest in 'imaginary spaces', as in the large body of photographic work I

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  • Location: MERE, South West
  • Artforms: Mixed media, Painting, Photography
  • Tags: 2d, intimate, memory, photographically derived, shadow, small, light, movement, time, underworld, maps, palimpsest, translucent colour, artists book, book works
 

Biography

Concepts At present I am making paintings from photographs of shadows; sometimes the source material is included, but not always. This drives an ongoing concern with location, time, memory and space; making order out of chaos; searching to reveal hidden links; evoking feeling through absence. This also relates to an interest in 'imaginary spaces', as in the large body of photographic work I have recently completed - FLUVIATILE, and sound works I made for "Acoustic Shadows" and "Watershadows" at Site Gallery, Sheffield Influences Post modern philosophy relating to art, culture, society and gender. Psychology of looking, hearing and thought. Career path I trained in painting at Camberwell School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools between 1970 and 1977. On finishing I exhibited widely as a painter. In 1993 I started an MA in Art, Design and Critical Theory at Sheffield Hallam University, finishing in 1996. Within this period my work changed considerably and gave me greater freedom to explore new media and ways of working, particularly with sound and installation. In 2000 I started an 18-month residency at Site Gallery, Sheffield, to work on a digital arts project. I was awarded a digital art bursary from the Arts Council of England which funded 18 months of digital arts training at the gallery.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - FLUVIATILE , Site Gallery, Sheffield 2011 - FLUVIATILE , The Poetry Library, South Bank Centre, London; 2011 - FLUVIATILE presentation , Poetry Library, South Bank Centre; Site Gallery Sheffield; Arnolfini Gallery Bristol (2012), London, Sheffield, Bristol. 2001 - Watershadows, Site Gallery, Sheffield Group exhibitions 2013 - Behind the Eyes; making pictures, Gallery North, Northumbria University,, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011 - Lightbox from Hartshay Brook series, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge 2011 - Royal Academy Schools exhibition, Whitestone Gallery, York 2010 - Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London 2009 - 100%Design, Earls Court, London 2009 - Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London 2008 - Art and Architecture Trail, Wirksworth, Derbyshire (recurring) 2008 - Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London 2005 - Hartshay Brook Lightbox and Sound - Guest Artist, Lady Bay Open Studios, Nottingham 2005 - RASA/Border Poets - 'A Brush With Words', Martin's Gallery, Cheltenham 2004 - Lightbox Installation, Fem House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire 2001 - Acoustic Shadows, Gallerie der Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany 2001 - Presence in Landscape, Limoges, France 2001 - Watershadows II, Sheryaevo Biennale, Samara, Russia 1999 - Acoustic Shadows, Site Gallery, Sheffield Curated projects 2010 - FLUVIATILE , a publication with images by Lindsey Adams , poetry by Michelene Wandor and text by Rebecca Fortnum. Related performances , The Poetry Library; Site Gallery., South Bank, London; Sheffield Residencies 2000 - Site Gallery 18 month residence to develop Watershadows and receive digital training., Site Gallery, Sheffield Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Arts Council Grant for the Arts for publication of Fluviatile and related exhibition/events in 2011, Site Gallery, The Poetry Library, Sheffield, South Bank London 2000 - Arts Council Digital Arts Bursary, Watershadows Project whilst in residence at the gallery, Site Gallery, Sheffield Publications 2013 - Behind the Eyes: making pictures. RGAP publication 2010 - FLUVIATILE - Ophelia: the Poem, photographs by Lindsey Adams, poems by Michelene Wandor and text by Rebecca Fortnum 2008 - Fluviatile 1 published by RGAP 2008 - Fluviatile 11, published by RGAP Other 2013 - Book launch- Behind the Eyes:making pictures publication, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Pimlico, London