Ms Patricia Adams
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Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
- Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
- Diploma of Painting & Drawing, National Art School
- printmaking landscape memory silence poetic artist's books installation
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
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- visual art printmaking
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.