Rachael Adams

Rachael Adams

Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

About Rachael Adams

My practice aims to establish an understanding of how recalled imagined possibilities of childhood embed themselves in a sense-of-place. Of how visual codes and conventions in describing the sense of place, reveal a landscape as a repository of memory. This work goes to the heart of recent debates about ‘true’ and ‘false’ memories, fictional accounts of auto-biography and in the psycho-geographical interpretations of the environment (and in particular the Liminal).


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


The Spinney: examining Spirit of Place

3 December - 4 December 2016
11:00 to 16:00

Woodingdean Community Centre
Warren Road
East Sussex


2016: East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

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