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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Diploma of Painting & Drawing, National Art School

Research

Research keywords

  • printmaking landscape memory silence poetic artist's books installation

Research expertise

Printmaking, Sculpture and Drawing are the key areas of research expertise within the discipline of Fine Art. This work is sited within a contemporary art context and explores aspects of landscape and memory with particular reference to areas of Northwest New South Wales and the New England.

The work is underpinned by a poetic sensibility, often with references to literature, and there is a profound interest in expressing notions of silence and solitude which are so readily encountered in one's experiences of such landscapes. It is as much about confronting internal territories as focusing on the vast spaces of the landscapes, fence lines, the bleached colours, the mountains and the weathered eucalypts - the smells, the dry shimmer of summer, the cold winters and the horizon lines. The work also mourns the loss of the people and their way of life and expresses an intense need to conserve these memories by "making them again" or recreating them. The work embraces not only the poetic but the metaphysical or what Les Murray calls an "immanence" when describing our relationship to the Australian landscape.

Intaglio, lithography, new non-toxic media and historically redundant technologies such as engraving and letterpress with the outcomes being realised as prints, drawings, installations and artist's books represent more specifically the area of research expertise.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190500Visual Arts And Crafts100

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • sculpture
  • visual art printmaking

Teaching expertise

As a conjoint academic the teaching expertise is in working with and the supervision of Research Higher Degree students. I supervise students whose work ranges from that founded in Printmaking, soft sculpture/fibre and painting. I have particular expertise in the supervision of the written exegesis as it relates to the studio component of the degree.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Adams PA, Hunter A-M, Swinfield LJ, Museum as muse, Newcastle Regional Museum (2004) [J1]
2004Hunter A-M, Adams PA, Swinfield LJ, Future State: Newcastle...way ahead, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery (2004) [J1]

Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

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2000Adams PA, 'Between the Lines: George Barker Printmaker', Imprint, 35 No 1 8-10 (2000) [C3]

Conference (1 outputs)

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2002Adams PA, 'Pilgrimage to Pokataroo: artist's books, landscape and memory', not applicable, The University of Newcastle and Newcastle Region Art Gallery (2002) [E2]

Creative Work (28 outputs)

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2011Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Adams PA, Philp AJ, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle, Newcastle Region Museum (2011) [J1]
2011Adams PA, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle (catalogue), University of Newcastle, Newcastle (2011) [J2]
2011Adams PA, Discarding Memory, Happily Ever After: Alternative Destinies in Contemporary Feminine Narrative, Travelling Exhibition (2011) [J2]
2011Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Philp AJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Weekes TM, Adams PA, Site Tracing: Culture, identity, site and place, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle (2011) [J2]
2009Adams PA, Condition Green exhibited at 'A Fine Line', PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]
2009Adams PA, Marker in a Dry Landscape exhibited at '1000 Small Boxes', Kankaku Museum, Osaki City, Japan (2009) [J2]
2008Adams PA, Down Under Ground, Drozdowice Chamber, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
2007Adams PA, New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library and Pearly Street Gallery, New York, Newcastle and New York (2007) [J2]
2007Adams PA, Lightness, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2007Adams PA, Director's choice, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra (2007) [J2]
2005Adams PA, Small: Fantasque curated by Caroline Hale, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2005Adams PA, Takayama N, The Landscape and the Poetic: selected prints, Miyagi University of Education Satellite Gallery Project 2005, Japan (2005) [J2]
2004Adams PA, Windon EL, Swinfield LJ, Gray AL, Hunter A-M, In between spaces, School of Fine Art Gallery (2004) [J1]
2004Adams PA, Hunter A-M, Swinfield LJ, Museum as muse, Newcastle Regional Museum (2004) [J1]
2004Hunter A-M, Adams PA, Swinfield LJ, Future State: Newcastle...way ahead, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery (2004) [J1]
2004Adams PA, Sienczuk V-AM, Hunter A-M, Hale CP, Gray AL, Graham AM, et al., Japan Japan, Watt Space, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
2002Adams PA, Site Markers:Memory and Place, Women's Studio Workshop (2002) [J1]
2002Adams PA, Books by Artists, Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle (2002) [J2]
2001Adams PA, Speaking the Stone, Rosendale NY (2001) [J1]
2001Adams PA, 21st International Mini Print Exhibition, Barbera Mercedes, Taller Galeria Fort (2001) [J2]
2001Adams PA, Through the Mirror, School of Fine Art Gallery The University of Newcastle (2001) [J2]
2000Adams PA, Call and Response, curator Miranda Lawry, University of Newcastle School of Fine Art Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000Adams PA, 20th International Mini Print Exhibition, curator Mercedes Barbera, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain (2000) [J2]
2000Adams PA, The Olympics - Pathways, curator Margaret Sivyer AO, Maitland City Art Gallery Maitland (2000) [J2]
1999Adams PA, Criss Cross Masters Student Exhibition, Curator Bonita Ely, College of Fine Art Exhibition Space, University of New South Wales, Sydney (1999) [J2]
1999Adams PA, Hands Across the Water: Heads Across the Sky, Curator Louise Smith, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery/Leeward Community Foyer Gallery Pearl City, Hawaii, USA (1999) [J2]
1999Adams PA, Reflections and Anticipation:Journey Towards the Third Millenium Selected Works by Hunter Valley Fibre Artists, Curator Margaret Sivyer OA, Maitland City Art Gallery (1999) [J2]
1999Adams PA, Arrow to arrow Masters Student Exhibition, Curator Claire Harris, COFA University of NSW Exhibition Space (1999) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$41,190

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2007 (1 grants)

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000
Funding Body: Newcastle Regional Museum

Project Team
Mr Brett Alexander, Ms Patricia Adams, Conjoint Associate Professor Allan Chawner, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Kris Smith, Doctor Trevor Weekes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020072007
GNo:G0187997

2006 (1 grants)

Tracing site: the nature of regionalism in relation to culture, identity, place and site within a visual art context$7,000
Funding Body: Faculty of Education and Arts

SchemeRole
2006 Seeding Project Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020062007
GNo:2133372

2004 (1 grants)

Visit of Prof Susan Grose 3 March to 28 April 2004$3,690
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Patricia Adams
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,69020042004
GNo:G0183791

1997 (1 grants)

Exhibition: The Irreplaceable Test or the NexusBetween Image and Metaphor.$5,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Patricia Adams
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,50019971997
GNo:G0176674
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112014PhD (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorRiparian Life: A Visual Navigation of the Changing Nature of the Hunter River Estuary
20072010PHD Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorPower, passion and pardon
20072010PHD Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe conjunction of minimilism and contemporary theories of beauty - spatial and experiential implications
20062008Masters Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLong to belong: an examination of non-indigenous responses to landscape
20042009PHD Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorEirene Mort: women's work and early 20th century Australian decorative arts
20022009Masters Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorThe relationship of traditional printmaking to digital technology
20012008Masters Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorHaeccity - family, object and memory
20012008PHD Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe aesthetic domestic interior - the interior space and the inner mind

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013M Philosophy (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorDig a Bit Deeper - Connection and Contemporary Landscape Art
2012M Fine Art [R]Sole SupervisorThe Hybrid Craft Designer: An Examination of Traditional Printmaking Techniques and the use of Digital Technologies Relative to Current Studio Production
2012PhD (Fine Art)Sole SupervisorThe Minimal and the Beautiful: a Convergent Theoretical Proposition of Experiential Implication for Contemporary Painting
2011PhD (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorPower, Passion and Pardon: The Importance of Graffiti and the Written Word in the Context of Those Who Have Suffered Through Injustice, Imprisonment and Discrimination in Poland During the World War II Period
2010M Fine Art [R]Principal SupervisorHaecceity - Family, Object and Memory
2009PhD (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorLong to Belong: Contemporary Narratives of Place Stories in Landscape Painting From a Non-Indigenous Perspective
2008PhD (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorA Charting of Memory, Interior Space and the Ship
2007PHD Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe eclectic bibliotheque
2007PhD (Fine Art)Principal SupervisorConstructing the Eclectic Biblioth┬┐que
2006M Fine Art [R]Co-SupervisorThe Dark Side of the White Crystal
2005Masters Fine Arts
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe privilidged journey
2004M Fine Art [R]Principal SupervisorA Privileged Journey
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Ms Patricia Adams

Work Phone(02) 4921 6263
Fax(02) 4921 6909
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
AT29,
Art,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/patricia-wilson-adams