Ms Patricia Adams

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts

Career Summary

Biography

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.

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.

Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • printmaking landscape memory silence poetic artist's books installation
  • sculpture
  • visual art printmaking

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2006 -  Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Adams PA, 'Between the Lines: George Barker Printmaker', Imprint, 35 No 1 8-10 (2000) [C3]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Adams PA, 'Pilgrimage to Pokataroo: artist's books, landscape and memory', not applicable, The University of Newcastle and Newcastle Region Art Gallery (2002) [E2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams

Creative Work (28 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Alexander 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]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry, Angela Philp, Pam Sinnott, Kris Smith, Brett Alexander
2011 Alexander 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, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Angela Philp, Pam Sinnott, Miranda Lawry, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Kris Smith, Trevor Weekes, Brett Alexander
2011 Adams PA, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle (catalogue), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2011 Adams PA, Discarding Memory, Happily Ever After: Alternative Destinies in Contemporary Feminine Narrative, Travelling Exhibition (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2009 Adams PA, Condition Green exhibited at 'A Fine Line', PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2009 Adams PA, Marker in a Dry Landscape exhibited at '1000 Small Boxes', Kankaku Museum, Osaki City, Japan (2009) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2008 Adams PA, The Deepest Well of All: Down Under Ground, Drozdowice Chamber, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2007 Adams 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]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2007 Adams PA, Lightness, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2007 Adams PA, Director's choice, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra (2007) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2005 Adams PA, Small: Fantasque curated by Caroline Hale, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2005 Adams PA, Takayama N, The Landscape and the Poetic: selected prints, Miyagi University of Education Satellite Gallery Project 2005, Japan (2005) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2004 Hunter A-M, Adams PA, Swinfield LJ, Future State: Newcastle...way ahead, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery (2004) [J1]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2004 Adams PA, Sienczuk V-AM, Hunter A-M, Hale CP, Gray AL, Graham AM, et al., Japan Japan, Watt Space, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2004 Adams PA, Hunter A-M, Swinfield LJ, Museum as muse, Newcastle Regional Museum (2004) [J1]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2004 Adams PA, Windon EL, Swinfield LJ, Gray AL, Hunter A-M, In between spaces, School of Fine Art Gallery (2004) [J1]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2002 Adams PA, Site Markers:Memory and Place, Women's Studio Workshop (2002) [J1]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2002 Adams PA, Books by Artists, Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle (2002) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2001 Adams PA, Speaking the Stone, Rosendale NY (2001) [J1]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2001 Adams PA, Through the Mirror, School of Fine Art Gallery The University of Newcastle (2001) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2001 Adams PA, 21st International Mini Print Exhibition, Barbera Mercedes, Taller Galeria Fort (2001) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2000 Adams PA, Call and Response, curator Miranda Lawry, University of Newcastle School of Fine Art Gallery (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2000 Adams PA, 20th International Mini Print Exhibition, curator Mercedes Barbera, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
2000 Adams PA, The Olympics - Pathways, curator Margaret Sivyer AO, Maitland City Art Gallery Maitland (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
1999 Adams 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]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
1999 Adams PA, Arrow to arrow Masters Student Exhibition, Curator Claire Harris, COFA University of NSW Exhibition Space (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
1999 Adams 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]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
1999 Adams PA, Criss Cross Masters Student Exhibition, Curator Bonita Ely, College of Fine Art Exhibition Space, University of New South Wales, Sydney (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Patricia Wilson-Adams
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $41,190

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20071 grants / $25,000

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000

Funding body: Newcastle Regional Museum

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
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187997
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20061 grants / $7,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme 2006 Seeding Project Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $3,690

Visit of Prof Susan Grose 3 March to 28 April 2004$3,690

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Patricia Adams
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183791
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $5,500

Exhibition: The Irreplaceable Test or the NexusBetween Image and Metaphor.$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Patricia Adams
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176674
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 Riparian Life: A Visual Navigation of the Hunter River Estuary
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2007 The conjunction of minimilism and contemporary theories of beauty - spatial and experiential implications
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 Power, passion and pardon
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Long to belong: an examination of non-indigenous responses to landscape
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 Eirene Mort: women's work and early 20th century Australian decorative arts
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002 The relationship of traditional printmaking to digital technology
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2001 Haeccity - family, object and memory
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001 The aesthetic domestic interior - the interior space and the inner mind
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Dig a Bit Deeper - Connection and Contemporary Landscape Art
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 The Hybrid Craft Designer: An Examination of Traditional Printmaking Techniques and the use of Digital Technologies Relative to Current Studio Production
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2012 The Minimal and the Beautiful: a Convergent Theoretical Proposition of Experiential Implication for Contemporary Painting
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2011 Power, 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
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010 Haecceity - Family, Object and Memory
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009 Long to Belong: Contemporary Narratives of Place Stories in Landscape Painting From a Non-Indigenous Perspective
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008 A Charting of Memory, Interior Space and the Ship
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2007 Constructing the Eclectic Biblioth¿que
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006 The Dark Side of the White Crystal
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006 The eclectic bibliotheque
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 The privilidged journey
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 A Privileged Journey
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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Ms Patricia Adams

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email patricia.wilson-adams@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6263
Fax (02) 4921 6909

Office

Room AT29
Building Art
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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